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Alopoglossus myersi (HARRIS, 1994)

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymPtychoglossus myersi HARRIS 1994: 250
Ptychoglossus myersi — KÖHLER 2000: 104
Alopoglossus myersi — HERNÁNDEZ-MORALES et al. 2020 
DistributionS Panama, Colombia, NW Venezuela (Falcon, Aragua)

Type locality: cloud forest on the SE slope of Cerro Pirre, Serranía de Pirre, Darién Province, Panama.  
TypesHolotype: KU 96913 
EtymologyNamed in honour of Charles W. Myers (1936-2018), collector of all the known specimens. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Duellman, W E; 2019. Obituary: Memories of Charles W. Myers (1936–2018). Herpetological Review 50 (2): 429-433 - 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
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Sánchez-Pacheco, S. J., J. V. Rueda-Almonacid, J. R. Caicedo-Portilla & S. M. Souza 2016. First record of Leposoma caparensis from Colombia, with confirmation for the presence of Ptychoglossus myersi and P. plicatus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae). Salamandra 52 (1): 53-57 - get paper here
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