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

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCnemidophorus nigrigula ARIAS, DE CARVALHO, RODRIGUES & ZAHER 2011
Ameivula nigrigula — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: Santo Inácio (10°39’S, 42°37’W), state of Bahia, Brazil, elevation 520 m Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 93721 (field number MRT 3313), adult male, collected by Miguel T. Rodrigues et al., on 5 May 2000.
Paratypes. MZUSP 93735 to 93750 (field number, respectively MRT 3378 to 3393), collected by Miguel Tre- faut Rodrigues from 4–7 May 2000, and MZUSP 93807, 93819 (field number, respectively MRT 3105, 3274), col- lected by Miguel T. Rodrigues, on 5 May 2000; same locality data as for the holotype. Male adults: MZUSP 93737, 93740, 93741, 93742, 93743, 93744, 93748, 93749, 93807 and 93819. Female adults: MZUSP 93735, 93736, 93738, 93739, 93745, 93746, 93747 and 93750. 
CommentCnemidophorus nigrigula, shares with the C. ocellifer sub- group (composed of C. ocellifer, C. mumbuca, C. jalapensis and C. confusionibus) a low number of femoral pores (14– 21), enlarged scales in the temporal region posterior to the third subocular, 5 supraciliaries, 6 to 8 rows of ventral scales, and a brown tail color. It is also characterized by males being conspicuously larger than females and by females retaining the juvenile color pattern, which is lost in adult males. 
References
  • Arias FJ, Recoder R, Álvarez BB, et al 2018. Diversity of teiid lizards from Gran Chaco and Western Cerrado (Squamata: Teiidae). Zool Scr. 2018;47:144–158 - get paper here
  • 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) of the C. ocellifer group, from Bahia, Brazil. Zootaxa 3022: 1–21 - get paper here
  • De Oliveira, M.L.T., Leite, A.K. & Tinöco, M.S. 2017. Ameivula nigrigula Cannibalism. Herpetological Review 48 (3): 631.
  • Garda, A.A.; T.B. Costa; C.R. Santos-Silva; D.O. Mesquita; R.G. Faria; B.M. Conceição; I.R.S. Silva; A.S. Ferreira; S.M. Rocha; C.N.S. Palmeira; R. Rodrigues; S.F. Ferrari; S. Torquato. 2013. Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga I: Raso da Catarina Ecological Station (Bahia, Brazil). Check List 9 (2):405-414 - 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
 
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