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Macropholidus ataktolepis CADLE & CHUNA, 1995

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymMacropholidus ataktolepis CADLE & CHUNA 1995
Macropholis ataktolepis — LEHR 2002: 202 (in error) 
DistributionNW Peru

Type locality: “Bosque Cachil, approximately 3 km (airline) SE Contumazá, 2400 m, Cajamarca Department, Peru (7° 23’ S, 78° 47’ W)”.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 178050 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Cadle J E; Chuna M P 1995. A new lizard of the genus Macropholidus (Teiidae) from a relictual humid forest of northwestern Peru, and notes on Macropholidus ruthveni Noble. Breviora (501): 1-39 - get paper here
  • Lehr, E. 2002. Amphibien und Reptilien in Peru. Natur und Tier-Verlag (Münster), 208 pp. - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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