Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

A TAXONOMIC REVISION OF SOUTH AMERICAN STENOCERCUS (SQUAMATA: IGUANIA) LIZARDS

A TAXONOMIC REVISION OF SOUTH AMERICAN STENOCERCUS (SQUAMATA: IGUANIA) LIZARDS South American Stenocercus lizards occur mostly in the Andes and adjacent lowland areas from northern Colombia and Venezuela to central Argentina at elevations of 0–4000 m. In this paper, 61 species of Stenocercus are recognized, including one resurrected as S. angulifer . Morphologically, S. angulifer more closely resembles S. aculeatus . For each species, a diagnosis, description, and summary of distribution are provided based on examination of 2001 specimens and data from the literature. Notes on color in life and natural history are included for most species. Additionally, a dichotomous key to assist in the identification of specimens is provided. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Herpetological Monographs Allen Press

A TAXONOMIC REVISION OF SOUTH AMERICAN STENOCERCUS (SQUAMATA: IGUANIA) LIZARDS

Herpetological Monographs , Volume 21 (1) – Dec 28, 2007

Loading next page...
 
/lp/allen-press/a-taxonomic-revision-of-south-american-stenocercus-squamata-iguania-sbJ9ugtjJF
Publisher
Allen Press
Copyright
The Herpetologists' League, Inc.
Subject
ARTICLES
ISSN
0733-1347
eISSN
1938-5137
DOI
10.1655/06-001.1
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

South American Stenocercus lizards occur mostly in the Andes and adjacent lowland areas from northern Colombia and Venezuela to central Argentina at elevations of 0–4000 m. In this paper, 61 species of Stenocercus are recognized, including one resurrected as S. angulifer . Morphologically, S. angulifer more closely resembles S. aculeatus . For each species, a diagnosis, description, and summary of distribution are provided based on examination of 2001 specimens and data from the literature. Notes on color in life and natural history are included for most species. Additionally, a dichotomous key to assist in the identification of specimens is provided.

Journal

Herpetological MonographsAllen Press

Published: Dec 28, 2007

Keywords: Andes ; Iguania ; South America ; Stenocercus ; Systematics ; Taxonomy

There are no references for this article.