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Alopoglossus eurylepis (HARRIS & RUEDA, 1985)

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Largescale Lizard 
SynonymPtychoglossus eurylepis HARRIS & RUEDA 1985
Ptychoglossus eurylepis — HARRIS 1994: 241
Alopoglossus eurylepis — HERNÁNDEZ-MORALES et al. 2020 
DistributionSW Colombia (Cordillera Occidental)

Type locality: wet forest region, 32 km by road NNW of Uribe, Cauca, Colombia.  
TypesHolotype: ICN-MHN = ICN 4460 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the large dorsal body scales (Greek “eury” = wide, broad, Greek “lepis” = scale).  
  • Harris D M; Rueda J V 1985. A new microteiid lizard (Sauria: Ptychoglossus) with exceptionally wide scales from southwestern Colombia. Lozania (No. 48) 1985: 1-6
  • Harris,D.M. 1994. Review of the teiid lizard genus Ptychoglossus. Herpetological Monographs 8: 226-275 - get paper here
  • Hernández-Morales, C., Sturaro, M.J., Nunes, P.M.S., Lotzkat, S. and Peloso, P.L. 2020. A species‐level total evidence phylogeny of the microteiid lizard family Alopoglossidae (Squamata: Gymnophthalmoidea). Cladistics - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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