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Alopoglossus kugleri (ROUX, 1927)

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Kugler's Largescale Lizard 
SynonymPtychoglossus kugleri ROUX 1927
Ptychoglossus kugleri — PETERS et al. 1970: 245
Ptychoglossus kugleri — HARRIS 1994: 248
Ptychoglossus kugleri — PELOSO & AVILA-PIRES 2010
Alopoglossus kugleri — HERNÁNDEZ-MORALES et al. 2020 
DistributionNW Venezuela (Mountains of coastal Cardillera in Falcon, Aragua, Carabobo)

Type locality: El Mene, Estado Falcón, Venezuela.  
TypesHolotype: NMBA (= NHMB) 9230 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Hans Gottfried Kugler (1893-1986), a Swiss geologist and paleontologist who worked in the oil industry in Trinidad and Venezuela (1913-1959) before joining the Naturhistorisches Museum Basel as a volunteer (1960-1986). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Esqueda, Luis Felipe, Enrique La Marca, Marco Natera and Pietro Battiston 2001. Noteworthy reptilian state records and a lizard species new to the herpetofauna of Venezuela. Herpetological Review 32 (3):198-200 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Kramer, Eugen 1979. Typenkatalog der Echsen im Naturhistorischen Museum Basel (BM), Stand 1978. [type catalogue] Revue Suisse de Zoologie 86 (1): 159-166 - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Roux, J. 1927. Contribution à l’erpétologie du Vénézuéla. Verhandlungen dem Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel 38: 252—261
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