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Ameivula pyrrhogularis (BASTO DA SILVA & ÁVILA-PIRES, 2013)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymCnemidophorus pyrrhogularis BASTO DA SILVA & ÁVILA-PIRES 2013
Cnemidophorus ocellifer — RODRIGUES 2003: 185 (part)
Cnemidophorus ocellifer — RODRIGUES 2004: 167 (part)
Ameivula pyrrhogularis — ARIAS et al. 2014 
DistributionBrazil (Piauí)

Type locality: Fazenda Bonito (05°13’36”S, 41°41’59”W), Municipality of Castelo do Piauí, Piauí State, Brazil.  
TypesHolotype: MPEG 29577, adult male, collected by F. R. Silva, K. C. Bezerra, F. M. O. Neto and F. H. R. Leite, 8 December 2005.
Paratypes. Brasil: Piauí. Municipality Castelo do Piauí: MPEG 29548–550, MPEG 29561, MPEG 29567, MPEG 29570, MPEG 29573–574, and MPEG 29576, September 2005, MPEG 29553, MPEG 29565, MPEG 29568, MPEG 29572, MPEG 29551 and MPEG 29562, February 2006, MPEG 29554, MPEG 29555, MPEG 29560, and MPEG 29569, April 2006, MPEG 29559, May 2006, MPEG 29552, MPEG 29556-558, MPEG 29563– 564, MPEG 29566, MPEG 29570-571, and MPEG 29575, July 2006, all collected in the type-locality by the same collectors of the holotype. Municipality Cabeceiras do Piauí: MPEG 16867–71, MPEG 16874–77, MPEG 16879, January 1994, Cacimba de Dentro (4°25’S, 42°25’W), J. S. Silva-Jr. Municipality Campo Maior: MPEG 29540–547, January 2010, Fazenda Itamaraty (05°59’06”S, 41°53’21”W), M. B. Silva. Municipality Floriano: MPEG 26889, MPEG 26891–92, MPEG 26894–95, March 2009, Usina Hidrelétrica de Parnaíba (06°47’40”S, 49°16’2”W), P. L. V. Peloso. Municipality Guadalupe: CHNUFPI 001–0017, May 2011, Fazenda São Pedro (6°55’52.1S, 43°39’7.7W), L. S. Carvalho. Municipality José de Freitas: MPEG 29508 and MPEG 29538, June 2003, MPEG 29507, July 2003, MPEG 29505–506, September 2003, MPEG 29492 and MPEG 29504, October 2003, MPEG 29504, November 2003, Eco Resort Nazareth (04°45’23”S, 42°34’32”W), W. A. Rocha, C. J. S. Lima, V. H. L. Cavalcante and F. S. Santos; MPEG 29489–491, MPEG 29493–496, MPEG 29501–502, April 2008, MPEG 29497–500 and MPEG 29503, September 2008, Fazenda Santa Fé (04°39’S, 42°21’W), V. H. L. Cavalcante. Municipality Lagoa Alegre: MPEG 16820-21, July 1993, Riachão (04°30’S, 42°37’W), J. S. Silva-Jr. Municipality Parnaíba: MPEG 29650–29657, April 2009, Pedra do Sal (2°48’38,33”S, 41°44’13,73”W), R. R. S. Leite; MPEG 29658–29666, April 2009, Saquim (2°46’3,41”S, 41°48’21,88”W), R. R. S. Leite. Municipality Piracuruca: MPEG 29515, January 2004, MPEG 29536, February 2004, MPEG 29512, MPEG 29523, MPEG 29533, MPEG 29537, and MPEG 29522, March 2004, MPEG 29518 and MPEG 29523, April 2004, MPEG 29521, August 2004, MPEG 29532 and MPEG 29535, December 2004, MPEG 29519, MPEG 29531, MPEG 29511, MPEG 29517, and MPEG 29527, March 2005, MPEG 29516, MPEG 29525, MPEG 29520, MPEG 29510, and MPEG 29509, September 2005, Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades (04°05’S, 41°30’W), W. A. Rocha and V. H. L. Cavalcante. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is derived from the Latin "pyrrhos", that means flame-colored, and "gularis", meaning throat, in allusion to the orange throat in males of this species. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Silva, Marcélia Basto da; Wáldima Alves da Rocha, Janete Diane Nogueira-Paranhos 2016. CHECKLIST OF REPTILES FROM AN AREA OF CERRADO-CAATINGA ECOTONE, EAST MARANHÃO, BRAZIL. Herpetology Notes 9: 7-14 - get paper here
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