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Alopoglossus lehmanni AYALA & HARRIS, 1984

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAlopoglossus lehmanni AYALA & HARRIS 1984
Alopoglossus lehmanni — KÖHLER et al. 2012
Alopoglossus lehmanni — HERNÁNDEZ-MORALES et al. 2020 
DistributionW Colombia (incl. Valle del Cauca)

Type locality: Colombia, Valle del Cauca, road from Buenaventura to San Isidro, km 22, elevation 30 m.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 165199, a male 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Scales on sides of neck large, nearly conical; gulars in transverse irregular rows; dorsals hexagonal with parallel lateral edges, in transverse rows; scales on flanks smaller than dorsals and irregular; ventrals keeled and hexagonal [KÖHLER et al. 2012] 
CommentDistribution: see map in KÖHLER et al. 2012.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Professor Frederico Carlos Lehmann-Valencia (1914-1974), a biologist and conservationist who founded the Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Santa Teresita de Cali, Colombia (1963). 
  • Ayala S C; Harris D M 1984. A new microteiid lizard (Alopoglossus) from the Pacific rainforest of Columbia. Herpetologica 40 (2): 154-158 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Castro-Herrera, F. & Vargas-Salinas, F. 2008. Anfibios y reptiles en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Biota Colombiana 9 (2): 251 - 277 - 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ribeiro-Junior, M. A., Choueri, E., Lobos, S., Venegas, P., Torres-Carvajal, O. and Werneck, F. 2020. Eight in one: morphological and molecular analyses reveal cryptic diversity in Amazonian alopoglossid lizards (Squamata: Gymnophthalmoidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 190 (1): 227–270 - get paper here
  • Valencia-Zuleta A, Jaramillo-Martínez AF, Echeverry-Bocanegra A, Viáfara-Vega R, Hernández-Córdoba O, Cardona-Botero VE, Gutiérrez-Zúñiga J, Castro-Herrera F. 2014. Conservation status of the herpetofauna, protected areas, and current problems in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 8 (2): 1–18 (e87) - get paper here
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