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Ameivula abalosi (CABRERA, 2012)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCnemidophorus abalosi CABRERA 2012
Cnemidophorus ocellifer — KOSLOWSKY 1898: 185
Cnemidophorus ocellifer — TIO VALLEJO & MIRANDA 1984: 81 (in part)
Cnemidophorus ocellifer — GALLARDO et al., 1985: 99
Cnemidophorus ocellifer — CABRERA 1993: 23
Cnemidophorus ocellifer — CEI 1993: 378
Cnemidophorus ocellifer — ALVAREZ et al. 2002: 48
Cnemidophorus ocellifer — CHÉBEZ et al. 2005: 40
Ameivula abalosi — HARVEY et al. 2012 (by implication)
Ameivula aff. abalosi — ZARACHO et al. 2014 
DistributionArgentina (Formosa, Corrientes, El Chaco, jujuy, Salta, Santiago des Estero, Córdoba, San Juan), Paraguay

Type locality: Argentina: Provincia de Formosa: Departamento Bermejo: La Libertad (23° 59’ S; 60° 41’ W).  
TypesHolotype: UNNE (= UNNEC) 05676. Adult male. December 9, 1997.Collected by M. L. Lyons, E. Shaefer and R. Aguirre. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: CABRERA 2012: 125 
Etymologynamed after Jorge W. Abalos, a “gifted novelist and university professor, who specialized in venomous animals, but mainly (as he proudly liked to remark), was a Chacoan rural teacher who identified with the people, idiosyncrasies and problems of this region.” [CABRERA 2012]. 
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  • Cabrera, Mario R. 2012. A new species of Cnemidophorus (Squamata, Teiidae) from the South American Chaco. The Herpetological Journal 22 (2): 123-131 - get paper here
  • Cabrera, Mario R; Muniz Leão, Suelem; Pelegrin, Nicolás 2018. First records of Ameivula abalosi (Cabrera, 2012) (Squamata: Teiidae) for the province of Córdoba, Argentina. Cuad. herpetol. 32 (1): 71-73 - get paper here
  • Cacciali, Pier; Norman J. Scott, Aida Luz Aquino Ortíz, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith 2016. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Literature, Distribution, and an Annotated Taxonomic Checklist. SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF SOUTHWESTERN BIOLOGY, NUMBER 11: 1–373 - get paper here
  • Gómez Alés, Rodrigo; Galdeano, Ana Paula; Acosta, Juan Carlos; Blanco, Graciela Mirta 2017. Primer registro de Ameivula abalosi Cabrera, 2012 (Squamata: Teiidae) en la provincia de San Juan, Argentina. Cuad. herpetol. 32 (2): - get paper here
  • Zaracho, Víctor Hugo; Ingaramo, María del Rosario; Semhan, Romina Valeria; Etchepare, Eduardo; Acosta, José Luis; Falcione, Ana Camila; Álvarez, Blanca 2014. Herpetofauna de la Reserva Natural Provincial Isla Apipé Grande (Corrientes, Argentina). Cuad. herpetol. 28 (2): 153-160 - get paper here
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