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Alopoglossus romaleos (HARRIS, 1994)

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymPtychoglossus romaleos HARRIS 1994: 259
Alopoglossus romaleos — HERNÁNDEZ-MORALES et al. 2020 
DistributionColombia (W Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta)

Type locality: forest edge at 1800-2000 m elevation on the crest of Cuchilla Hierbabuena in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, four airline km SSE of San Pedro de la Sierra, Magdalena, Colombia.  
TypesHolotype: ICN-MHN = ICN 5639 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the greek "romaleos" = strong bodied, referring to the robust, long-legged appearance, in comparison to the other species of Ptychoglossus. 
  • Carvajal-Cogollo, J.E.; L.E. Rojas-Murcia. & G. Cárdenas-Arévalo 2020. Reptiles del Caribe colombiano/ Reptiles of the Colombian Caribbean. Tunja: Editorial UPTC, 268 pp. - 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
  • 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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