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Holcosus orcesi (PETERS, 1964)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Peters' Ameiva 
SynonymAmeiva orcesi PETERS 1964
Holcosus orcesi — HARVEY et al. 2012 

Type locality: 0.5 km northwest of Abdon Calderon, Provincia Azuay, Ecuador, 1600 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 149655 
EtymologyNamed after Professor Gustavo Orces (1902-1999), a zoologist and herpetologist who worked at the Polytechnic, Quito and who had a large snake collection that he made available to other researchers (now at the Fundación Herpetológica Gustavo Orces at Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales, Quito. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • HARVEY, MICHAEL B.; GABRIEL N. UGUETO & RONALD L. GUTBERLET, Jr. 2012. Review of Teiid Morphology with a Revised Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Teiidae (Lepidosauria: Squamata). Zootaxa 3459: 1–156 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A. 1964. The lizard genus Ameiva in Ecuador. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 63 (3): 113-127 - 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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