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Ameiva pantherina UGUETO & HARVEY, 2011

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymAmeiva pantherina UGUETO & HARVEY 2011
Ameiva ameiva melanocephala — DONOSO-BARROS 1968: 115 (part.)
Ameiva pantherina — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionVenezuela (Monagas)

Type locality: 60 km southeast of Maturín, Monagas, Venezuela.  
TypesHolotype: LACM 31431, adult male 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific epithet pantherina is a feminine adjective derived from the Greek word panther, meaning ‘‘cat,’’ in reference to the leopard-like dorsal pattern exhibited by adults of this species. 
  • HARVEY, MICHAEL B.; GABRIEL N. UGUETO & RONALD L. GUTBERLET, Jr. 2012. Review of Teiid Morphology with a Revised Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Teiidae (Lepidosauria: Squamata). Zootaxa 3459: 1–156 - get paper here
  • Ugueto, Gabriel N.; and Michael B. Harvey 2011. Revision of Ameiva ameiva Linnaeus (Squamata: Teiidae) in Venezuela: Recognition of Four Species and Status of Introduced Populations in Southern Florida, USA. Herpetological Monographs 25 (1): 112-170 - get paper here
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