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Microlophus stolzmanni (STEINDACHNER, 1891)

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesG: Stolzmanns Wüstenkielschwanzleguan 
SynonymTropidurus stolzmanni STEINDACHNER 1891: 376
Tropidurus occipitalis stolzmanni — MERTENS 1956
Tropidurus stolzmanni — DIXON & WRIGHT 1975: 34
Microlophus stolzmanni — FROST 1992
Tropidurus occipitalis stolzmanni — TIEDEMANN et al. 1994
Microlophus stolzmanni — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2004 
DistributionN Peru

Type locality: “bei Chota”  
ReproductionFemales from 65 to 76 mm in snout-vent length contained 3 to 4 oviducal eggs. A II oviducal eggs examined were shelled and apparently ready for deposition. One female 73 mm in snout-vent length contained 16 unyolked ovarian eggs. These lizards were taken between 23-28 November 1969 [DIXON & WRIGHT 1975]. 
TypesSyntypes: NMW 18908: 1, 2. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Tropidurus stolzmanni is a member of the occipitalis group and differs from the other members of the group by lacking middorsal spots and by having chevron-shaped lines in the gular region, more prominent in males; differing also from occipitalis in lacking an occipital spot. Adult males of stolzmanni differ from males of both koepckeorum and occipitalis in having a broad, black-bordered, white stripe from the eye to near midbody [DIXON & WRIGHT 1975].
CommentHabitat. Tropidurus stolzmanni is primarily scansorial, occurring on rock piles, branches of shrubs and cacti, piles of brush cleared from fields and on fallen trees. These lizards were most active during midmorning hours [DIXON & WRIGHT 1975]. 
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