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Ameivula confusioniba (ARIAS, DE CARVALHO, RODRIGUES & ZAHER, 2011)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymCnemidophorus confusionibus ARIAS, DE CARVALHO, RODRIGUES & ZAHER 2011
Ameivula confusionibus — HARVEY et al. 2012
Cnemidophorus confusionibus — BASTO DA SILVA & ÁVILA-PIRES 2013
Ameivula confusioniba — ARIAS et al. 2014 
DistributionNW Brazil (Piauí: Caatinga)

Type locality: Toca da Cabocla (8° 5528" S, 43° 2658" W), Parque Nacional da Serra das Confusões, Caracol municipality, state of Piauí, Brazil, elevation 450 m  
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 100193 (field number MRT 4629), adult male, collected by Hussam Zaher, Miguel T. Rodrigues and Felipe Curcio on 7 october 2000.
Paratypes. MZUSP 100187, 100188, 100190, 100191 
CommentGroup: this species belongs to the ocellifer group, 
EtymologyThe specific name confusionibus derives from the Latin “confusionis” (confusion) + “bus” (from), and refers to the type locality (Serra das Confusões) where the new species is found. 
  • Arias, Federico Jose, Mauro Teixeira Junior, Renato Sousa Recoder, Celso Morato de Carvalho, Hussam Zaher and Miguel Trefault Rodrigues. 2014. Whiptail lizards in South America: A new Ameivula (Aquamata, Teiidae) from Planalto dos Gerais, Eastern Brazilian Cerrado. Amphibia-Reptilia 35 (2): 227-242 - get paper here
  • Arias, Federico; Celso Morato de Carvalho, Hussam Zaher, and Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2014. A New Species of Ameivula (Squamata, Teiidae) from Southern Espinhaço Mountain Range, Brazil. Copeia 2014 (1): 95–105 - get paper here
  • ARIAS, FEDERICO; CELSO MORATO DE CARVALHO, MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES & HUSSAM ZAHER 2011. Two new species of Cnemidophorus (Squamata: Teiidae) from the Caatinga, Northwest Brazil. Zootaxa 2787: 37–54 - get paper here
  • BASTO DA SILVA, MARCÉLIA & TERESA C.S. ÁVILA-PIRES 2013. The genus Cnemidophorus (Squamata: Teiidae) in State of Piauí, northeastern Brazil, with description of a new species. Zootaxa 3681: 455–477 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Madella-Auricchio, Cláudia Renata; Paulo Auricchio Enio Saraiva Soares 2017. Reptile species composition in the Middle Gurguéia and comparison with inventories in the eastern Parnaíba River Basin, State of Piauí, Brazil Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 57(28): 375-386,
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