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Stenocercus azureus (MÜLLER, 1880)

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymTropidocephalus azureus MÜLLER 1880: 162
Liolaemus azureus — BOULENGER 1885: 192
Saccodeira azurea — BOULENGER 1885: 160
Saccodeira azurea — BOULENGER 1886: 426
Saccodeira azurea — KOSLOWSKY 1898
Proctotretus azureus — BURT & BURT 1930
Proctotretus azureus — KRAMER 1979
Stenocercus azureus — FROST 1992
Stenocercus azureus — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2004 
DistributionUruguay, S Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), Argentina (Misiones)

Type locality: “Uruguay”  
TypesHolotype: NMBA = NHMB 3601 
DiagnosisDiagnosis in TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007.
CommentSynonymy after CEI 1993.

Distribution: not in Argentina fide Avila et al. 2013. Map: see TEIXEIRA et al. 2015: 417. 
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1886. A synopsis of the reptiles and batrachians of the province Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 18: 423-445 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1885. A list of reptiles and Batrachians from the Province Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, sent to the Natural-History Museum by Dr. H. von Ihering. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 15 (87): 191-196 - get paper here
  • Burt, C. E.; Burt, M. D. 1930. The South American lizards in the collection of the United States National Museum. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 78 (6): 1-52 - get paper here
  • Carranza, S.; E. N. Arnold & F. Amat 2004. DNA phylogeny of Lacerta (Iberolacerta) and other lacertine lizards (Reptilia: Lacertidae): did competition cause long-term mountain restriction? Systematics and Biodiversity 2 (1): 57-77 - get paper here
  • Carreira, S.; Brazeiro, A.; Camargo, A.; da Rosa, I.; Canavero, A. & Maneyro, M. 2012. DIVERSITY OF REPTILES OF URUGUAY: KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION GAPS. Bol. Soc. Zool. Uruguay (2a época) 21 (1-2): 9-29 - get paper here
  • Cei, J. M. 1993. Reptiles del noroeste, nordeste y este de la Argentina. Museo Regionale Sci. Naturale Torino, Monografie 14: 1-949
  • Kramer, Eugen 1979. Typenkatalog der Echsen im Naturhistorischen Museum Basel (BM), Stand 1978. [type catalogue] Revue Suisse de Zoologie 86 (1): 159-166 - get paper here
  • Müller, F. 1880. Erster Nachtrag zum Katalog der herpetologischen Sammlung des Basler Museums. Verh. Naturf. Ges. Basel 7: 120-165 - get paper here
  • Teixeira, Mauro; Ivan Prates, Carolina Nisa, Nathalia Suzan Camarão Silva-Martins, Christine Strüssmann, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2015. Molecular data reveal spatial and temporal patterns of diversification and a cryptic new species of lowland Stenocercus Duméril & Bibron, 1837 (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 410-423 (2016), doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.09.010 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, O. 2004. The abdominal skeleton of Tropidurid lizards (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Herpetologica 60 (1): 75-83 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, O. 2005. A new species of Stenocercus (Squamata, Iguania) from central-western Brazil with a key to Brazilian Stenocercus. Phyllomedusa 4 (2): 123-132 - get paper here
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