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A new bush anole from Peru

AutorInnen: 
KOCH, C., VENEGAS, P.J., GARCIA-BRAVO, A., BÖHME, W.
Erscheinungsjahr: 
2011
Vollständiger Titel: 
A new bush anole (Iguanidae, Polychrotinae, Polychrus) from the upper Marañon basin, Peru, with a redescription of Polychrus peruvianus (Noble, 1924) and additional information on P. gutturosus Berthold, 1845.
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Publikationstyp: 
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Keywords: 
Andes, dryforest, new species, lizard, bush anoles, reptiles, Polychrus jacquelinae sp. n., Polychrus peruvianus, Polychrus gutturosus, Polychrus spurrelli Introduction
Bibliographische Angaben: 
KOCH, C., VENEGAS, P.J., GARCIA-BRAVO, A., BÖHME, W. (2011) A new bush anole (Iguanidae, Polychrotinae, Polychrus) from the upper Marañon basin, Peru, with a redescription of Polychrus peruvianus (Noble, 1924) and additional information on P. gutturosus Berthold, 1845. ZooKeys 0,879, 141: 79-107.
Abstract: 

We herein describe a new colorful species of Polychrus with a conspicuous sexual dimorphism from the dry forest of the northern portion of Región de La Libertad, Peru. The new species differs from all other Polychrus species, in that this species has very small dorsal scales and thus a higher number of scales around midbody and in the middorsal line from behind the occipital scales to the level of the posterior edge of the thigh. Furthermore, we redescribe P. peruvianus whose original description is short and lacks information on intraspecific variation and sexual dimorphism. Also, we add some information on intraspecific variation and ecology of P. gutturosus. Finally, we synonymize P. spurrelli Boulenger with P. gutturosus.

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