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Stenocercus ochoai FRITTS, 1972

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Ochoa Whorltail Iguana 
SynonymStenocercus ochoai FRITTS 1972
Stenocercus ochoai — TORRES-CARVAJAL 2004
Stenocercus ochoai — VENEGAS et al. 2020 
DistributionPeru (upper valleys of Rios Apurimac and Urubamba)

Type locality: Peru, Cusco, 10 km northwest of Ollantaytambo, 2700 m  
TypesHolotype: KU 133888 
DiagnosisDiagnosis in TORRES-CARVAJAL 2007. 
CommentBelongs to the clade Anatomegalepis (fide TORRES-CARVAJAL 2006).

Distribution: see partial map (Peru) in Venegas et al. 2020: 563. 
  • 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
  • Fritts, Thomas H. 1972. New species of lizards of the genus Stenocercus from Perú (Sauria: Iguanidae). Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural History, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas (10): 1-21 - 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, Omar; James A. Schulte II and John E. Cadle 2006. Phylogenetic relationships of South American lizards of the genus Stenocercus (Squamata: Iguania): A new approach using a general mixture model for gene sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39 (1): 171-185 - get paper here
  • VENEGAS, PABLO J.; LOURDES Y. ECHEVARRÍA, LUIS A. GARCÍA-AYACHI, CAROLL Z. LANDAURO 2020. Two new sympatric species of Stenocercus (Squamata: Iguania) from the inter-Andean valley of the Mantaro River, Peru. Zootaxa 4858 (4): 555–575 - get paper here
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