Check List 12(5): e19585, doi: 10.15560/12.5.1983
Reptilia, Sauria, Sphaerodactylidae, Lepidoblepharis conolepis Avila-Pires, 2001: distribution extension in northern Ecuador
expand article infoGorki Ríos Alvear, Carolina Reyes-Puig§
‡ Fundación Oscar Efrén Reyes (FOER), Ecuador§ Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad-Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales, Ecuador
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We document Lepidoblepharis conolepis from El Cielito, Carchi province, northern Ecuador. This record, the first record for Carchi province, represents a northward range extension of 90 km from the previously known occurences. All known occurrences of L. conolepis, including our new record, are restricted to the western slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes at sites within fragmented natural forest habitats.
Tandapi Gecko; Carchi; western Andean slopes; range extension