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Enyalioides feiruzae

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Enyalioides feiruzae
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Hoplocercidae
Genus: Enyalioides
E. feiruzae
Binomial name
Enyalioides feiruzae
Venegas, Chávez, García-Ayachi, Duran, & Torres-Carvajal, 2021

Enyalioides feiruzae is a species of wood lizard in the genus Enyalioides, from the Peruvian Yungas. [1][2]

Male members of the species are distinguished for their colourful "kaleidoscope" scales, while females generally possess green to brown scales. The species was named after a female pet green iguana, Feiruz, by Catherine Thomson, a Michigan resident who financially supports biodiversity and conservation research.[2]


  1. ^ "Enyalioides feiruzae ". The Reptile Database. http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Enyalioides&species=feiruzae
  2. ^ a b By (2021-09-06). "This rainbow-scaled lizard lived anonymously in the Andes—until now". Popular Science. Retrieved 2021-11-30.