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)



Provincia Azuay, Ecuador


Biology & Ecology










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. 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.


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