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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymCnemidophorus mumbuca COLLI et al. 2003
Ameivula mumbuca — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionBrazil (Tocantins)

Type locality: adjacent to Escola Municipal Dona Isabel Barreira de Oliveira (10° 15' 46.02" S, 46° 33' 55.69" W), ca. 35 km NW of Mateiros, Município de Mateiros, Tocantins state, Brazil, elevation about 428 m.  
TypesHolotype: CHUNB 28466 
CommentGroup: this species belongs to the ocellifer group, distinguished by the presence of granules in the supraorbital semicircles, a lower number of femoral pores (less than 40), and the absence of preanal spurs (Rocha et al., 2000, Colli et al., 2003). 
  • 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
  • Colli, G.R. et al. 2003. A critically endangered new species of Cnemidophorus (Squamata, Teiidae) from a Cerrado enclave in southwestern Amazonia, Brazil. Herpetologica 59 (1): 76-88 - get paper here
  • Colli, Guarino R.; Janalee P. Caldwellgabriel C. Costa, Alison M. Gainsbury, Adrian A. Garda, Daniel O. Mesquita, Carlos M. M. R. Filho, Ana H. B. Soares, Verônica N. Silva, Paula H. Valdujo, Gustavo H. C. Vieira, Laurie J. Vitt, Fernanda P. Werneck 2003. A New Species of Cnemidophorus (Squamata, Teiidae) From the Cerrado Biome in Central Brazil. Occ. Pap. Oklahoma Mus. Nat. Hist., Univ. Oklahoma 14: 1-14
  • Colli, Guarino R.; Lilian G. Giugliano, Daniel O. Mesquita, and Frederico G. R. França 2009. A NEW SPECIES OF CNEMIDOPHORUS FROM THE JALAPÃO REGION, IN THE CENTRAL BRAZILIAN CERRADO. Herpetologica 65 (3): 311-327 - 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
  • Reis Dias, Eduardo, José dos, Carlos Frederico D. Rocha and Davor Vrcibradic 2002. New Cnemidophorus (Squamata: Teiidae) from Bahia State, northeastern Brazil. Copeia 2002 (4) :928-937 - get paper here
  • Rocha, C. F. D; Bergallo, H. G.; Peccinini-Seale, D. 1997. Evidence of an unisexual population of the Brazilian whiptail lizard genus Cnemidophorus (Teiidae), with description of a new species. Herpetologica 53 (3): 374-382 - get paper here
  • Vitt, L. J. 1983. Reproduction and sexual dimorphism in the tropical teiid lizard, Cnemidophorus ocellifer. Copeia 1983 (2): 359-366 - get paper here
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