Ameiva aggerecusans

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Taxonavigation: Gymnophthalmoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata

Subordo: Lacertoidea
Superfamilia: Gymnophthalmoidea

Familia: Teiidae
Subfamilia: Teiinae
Genus: Ameiva
Species: Ameiva aggerecusans


Holotype: ZFMK 85024, adult male.
Type locality: Balsas, Province of Chachapoyas, Region of Amazonas, Peru.
Etymology: The specific epithet is an agglutination of the Latin nomen “agger” which means dam and the verb “recusare” which means reject. As in Ameiva nodam this name was chosen to further emphasize our protest against the possible dam constructions along the Marañón river.


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