The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Holcosus orcesi (Peters, 1964)

Orcé's blue whiptail, Peters' ameiva

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ameiva orcesi Peters, 1964

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1959 (Peters, 1964)

Since rediscovered.

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

 

Distribution

Provincia Azuay, Ecuador

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Peters, James A. (1964). The lizard genus Ameiva in Ecuador. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 63(3): 113-127.

 

Other references:

Cisneros-Heredia, D., Yánez-Muñoz, M., Brito, J. & Sánchez, J. 2017. Holcosus orcesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T49981813A49981970. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T49981813A49981970.en. Downloaded on 16 October 2017.

Harvey, Michael B., Ugueto, Gabriel N. and Gutberlet Jnr., Ronald L. (2012). Review of Teiid Morphology with a Revised Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Teiidae (Lepidosauria: Squamata). Zootaxa 3459: 1-156.

https://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Holcosus&species=orcesi

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/22698/holcosus-orcesi-peters-ameiva

https://www.tropicalherping.com/articles/two_lizard_species_rediscovered.html

 

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