Acratosaura mentalis (AMARAL, 1933)
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|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Gymnophthalminae), Iphisini, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Amaral's Colobosaura|
|Synonym||Colobosaura mentalis AMARAL 1933|
Colobosaura mentalis — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 99
Colobosaura mentalis — CASTOE et al. 2004
Acratosaura mentalis — RODRIGUES et al. 2007
|Distribution||Brazil (Bahia, Sergipe, Rio Grande do norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Minas Gerais. Ceará)|
Type locality: Villa Nova (= Senhor do Bonfim), Bahia, Brazil. Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: MZUSP 788 A, male (Museu Paulista)|
|Comment||DEFINITION of the genus Acratosaura: A microteiid characterized by a distinctive ear opening and eyelid, large tail, and slender pentadactyl limbs. Frontonasal single; prefrontals, frontoparietals, parietals, and interparietals present. Parietals longer than wide. Collar fold absent. Three pairs of genials and three supraoculars. Dorsal scales anteriorly smooth, large in the occipital region, becoming gradually elongated, lanceolate, and strongly keeled posteriorly. Occipitals present. Ventral scales quadrangular, in longitudinal but not in regularly transverse rows; laterally imbricate, irregular in size and shape, scales of external rows slightly wider. Males with continuous series of very conspicuous pores without gap between preanal and femoral; pores absent in females. Frontal bone anteriorly divided.|
Type Species: Colobosaura mentalis AMARAL 1933 is the type species of the genus Acratosaura RODRIGUES et al. 2007.
|Etymology||From the Greek akratos, meaning ‘‘unmixed, pure’’; here intended to reflect its unmixed condition after being dismembered from the polyphyletic Colobosaura.|
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