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Alopoglossus vallensis (HARRIS, 1994)

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymPtychoglossus vallensis HARRIS 1994: 263
Euspondylus vallensis — CASTRO-HERRERA & VARGAS-SALINAS 2008
Ptychoglossus vallensis — PELOSO & AVILA-PIRES 2010
Alopoglossus vallensis — HERNÁNDEZ-MORALES et al. 2020 
DistributionWC Colombia (Valle del Cauca, Upper Cauca River drainage, 1000 - 1700 m elevations)

Type locality: 2.5 km above La Voragin (a recreation center on the road between Cali and Pance, 1400 m elevation), Rio Pance, Municipality of Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.  
TypesHolotype: ICN-MHN = ICN 5652 
EtymologyNamed after the Colombian department "Valle". 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Morales, Hernández; C. , Peloso, P. L., Bolívar García, W. and Daza, J. D. 2018. Skull Morphology of the lizard Ptychoglossus vallensis (Squamata: Alopoglossidae) with comments on the variation within Gymnophthalmoidea. Anat Rec., doi:10.1002/ar.24038 - get paper here
  • Peloso, Pedro L. V. and Teresa C. S. Avila-Pires 2010. Morphological Variation in Ptychoglossus brevifrontalis Boulenger, 1912 and the Status of Ptychoglossus nicefori (Loveridge, 1929) (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae. Herpetologica 66 (3): 357-372 - 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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