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Alopoglossus grandisquamatus (RUEDA, 1985)

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Common Largescale Lizard 
SynonymPtychoglossus grandisquamatus RUEDA 1985
Ptychoglossus grandisquamatus — HARRIS 1994: 246
Ptychoglossus grandisquamatus — PÁEZ et al. 2002
Alopoglossus grandisquamatus — HERNÁNDEZ-MORALES et al. 2020 
DistributionNW Colombia

Type locality: INGEOMINAS camp, Rio Amparradó, Municipality of Dabeiba, Antioquia, Colombia.  
TypesHolotype: ICN-MHN = ICN 5937 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the large dorsal body scales (Latin “squama” = scale). Compare to P. eurylepis, which means the same thing in Greek. 
  • 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
  • Páez, V.P. et al. 2002. Guía de campo de algunas especies de anfibios y reptiles de Antioquia. Universidad de Antioquia, - get paper here
  • Rueda, J. V. 1985. Acerca de las especies colombianas del genero Ptychoglossus (Sauria: Gymnophthalmidae) con la descripcion de una nueva especie. Lozania 51: 1-12
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