Acratosaura spinosa RODRIGUES, CASSIMIRO, DE FREITAS & SANTOS SILVA, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Acratosaura spinosa?
|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Gymnophthalminae), Iphisini, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Spiny Colobosaura|
|Synonym||Acratosaura spinosa RODRIGUES, CASSIMIRO, DE FREITAS & SANTOS SILVA 2009|
Type locality: at 1,250 m [elevation] at Fazenda Caraíbas (13º06'59"S 41º22'58"W), Serra do Sincorá, Espinhaço range, district of Cascavel, municipality of Mucugê, state of Bahia, Brazil. Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: MZUSP 98088, an adult male, collected by Marco Antonio de Freitas and Thaís Figueiredo Santos Silva on 8 December 2005, field number MTR 13999.|
|Comment||Diagnosis: a gymnophthalmid with ear openings and eyelids, and slender pentadactyl limbs lacking the claw on the first toe. Frontonasal single; prefrontals, frontoparietals, parietals, interparietals, and occipitals present. Parietals longer than wide. Collar fold absent. Three pairs of genials; three supraoculars. Dorsal scales in 28–31 rows, strongly keeled, lanceolate, imbricate. Ventrals smooth, in four regular longitudinal and 17–18 transverse rows; external rows wider than long, midventral rows longer than wide. Scales around body 28–30; 14 and 19–20 infradigital lamellae under finger IV and toe IV respectively. Male with a continuous series of 13 total very conspicuous pores without gap between preanal and femoral (Fig. 3); pores absent in female.|
|Etymology||the specific epithet is given in reference to the spinose aspect of the body scales.|
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