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Alopoglossus atriventris DUELLMAN, 1973

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesKeel-Bellied Shade Lizard 
SynonymAlopoglossus atriventris DUELLMAN 1973: 228
Alopoglossus atriventris — DUELLMAN 1978: 209
Alopoglossus atriventris — GRAHAM 2000
Alopoglossus atriventris — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 202
Alopoglossus atriventris — RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR 2018 
DistributionBrazil (W Amazonas, Acre), Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia; 230–1500 m elevation.

Type locality: Ecuador, Napo, Lago Agrio  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: KU 126783 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Scales on sides of neck very small and granular; gulars in oblique irregular rows; dorsals and scales on flanks rhomboidal, strongly keeled and mucronate; ventrals dis- tinctly keeled, posterior margin pointed [KÖHLER et al. 2012]. 
CommentHabitat: leaf litter of lowland tropical forest

Distribution: see map in KÖHLER et al. 2012. 
EtymologyNamed after its color, Latin “ater, atra, atrum” = dark or black, and “venter” = belly or stomach. 
References
  • Avila-Pires,T.C.S. 1995. Lizards of Brazilian Amazonia (Reptilia: Squamata). Zoologische Verhandelingen 299: 1-706 - get paper here
  • Duellman, W. E. 1978. The biology of an equatorial herpetofauna in Amazonian Ecuador. Misc. Publ. Univ. Kans. Mus. Nat. Hist. 65: 1-352 - get paper here
  • Duellman,W.E. 1973. Descriptions of new lizards from the upper Amazon Basin. Herpetologica 29: 228-231 - get paper here
  • Graham, D.L. 2000. Annotated list of reptiles and amphibians recorded from the Rio Orosa and surrounding areas, Department of Loreto, Peru. http://www.projectamazonas.com/doc/herps.pdf
  • Köhler, Gunther; Hans-Helmut Diethert, and Milan Veselý 2012. A Contribution To the Knowledge of the Lizard Genus Alopoglossus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae). Herpetological Monographs 26 (1): 173-188. - get paper here
  • Pianka, E.R. & Vitt, L.J. 2003. Lizards - Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, 347 pp. [review in Copeia 2004: 955] - get paper here
  • Prudente, A.L.C.; F. Magalhães; A. Menks; J.F.M. Sarmento. 2013. Checklist of Lizards of the Juruti, state of Pará, Brazil. Check List 9 (1):42-50 - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR, MARCO A. & SILVANA AMARAL 2017. Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. IV. Alopoglossidae, Gymnophthalmidae Zootaxa 4269 (2): 151-196
  • Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco Antônio 2018. A new species of Alopoglossus lizard (Squamata, Alopoglossidae) from the Southern Guiana Shield, northeastern Amazonia, with remarks on diagnostic characters to the genus Zootaxa 4422 (1): 025–040 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, Miguel Trefaut; Katia Cristina Machado Pellegrino, Marianna Dixo, Vanessa Kruth Verdade, Dante Pavan, Antônio Jorge Suzart Argolo, and Jack W. Sites Jr. 2007. A new genus of microteiid lizard from the Atlantic forests of State of Bahia, Brazil, with a new generic name for Colobosaura mentalis, and a discussion of relationships among the Heterodactylini (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae). American Museum novitates (3565): 1-27 - get paper here
  • Vitt, L.J.; Ávila-Pires, T.C.S.; Espósito, M.C.; Sartorius, S.S. & Zani, P.A. 2007. Ecology of Alopoglossus angulatus and A. atriventris (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) in western Amazonia. Phyllomedusa 6 (1): 11-21 - get paper here
 
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