A new species of lizard discovered in Peru

New species of lizard discovered in Peru

UPDATE DAY

A group of scientists have discovered a new species of lizard in a nature reserve in Cusco, southeastern Peru, the national agency responsible for protected natural areas said on Monday.  

“Otishi National Park reveals a new species of lizard to science,” the institution said in a statement.

The new species, dubbed “Proctoporus titans”, was discovered in the Andean Puna, a high and vast plateau located at an altitude of 3,241 meters. 

This lizard is characterized by a dark gray color and a tail longer than its body. It has ridged dorsal and prefrontal scales. 

Otishi National Park is a protected area in the region of Cusco and Junín that includes 305,973 hectares of high altitude forests.