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Euspondylus guentheri (O’SHAUGHNESSY, 1881)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Günther's Sun Tegus 
SynonymEcpleopus (Euspondylus) guentheri O’SHAUGHNESSY 1881: 235
Euspondylus guentheri — BOULENGER 1885: 407
Euspondylus guentheri — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 121
Euspondylus guentheri — KÖHLER 2003 
DistributionEcuador (Amazonas), Peru ?

Type locality: Sarayacú, Ecuador  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.8.99 
CommentKÖHLER 2003 and LEHR 2004 report this species from Peru without specific locality or references. 
EtymologyNamed after Albert Günther (1830-1914), German-born zoologist at the British Museum. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • CHÁVEZ, GERMÁN; ALESSANDRO CATENAZZI, PABLO J. VENEGAS 2017. A new species of arboreal microteiid lizard of the genus Euspondylus (Gymnophtalmidae: Cercosaurinae) from the Andean slopes of central Peru with comments on Peruvian Euspondylus. Zootaxa 4350 (2): 301–316 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2003. Two new species of Euspondylus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from Peru. Salamandra 39 (1): 5-20 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. and E. Lehr 2004. Comments on Euspondylus and Proctoporus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from Peru, with the description of three new species and a key to the Peruvian species. Herpetologica 60 (4):501-518 - get paper here
  • O'shaughnessy,A.W.E. 1881. An account of the collection of lizards made by Mr. Buckley in Ecuador, and now in the British Museum, with descritions of the new species. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 227-245 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - get paper here
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