Anadia altaserrania HARRIS & AYALA, 1987
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anadia altaserrania?
|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Anadia altaserrania HARRIS & AYALA 1987|
Type locality: between Duriameina (10°39' N, 73°39' W) and Mamancanaca (10°43' N, 73°39' W), Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Dept. Magdalena, Colombia, 3383-3452 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: UMMZ 85597|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. The single available specimen differs from all other Anadia in lacking prefrontal scales; the presence of oval instead of angular lower palpebral scales; few (3-4) femoral pores; snout thick, with convex dorsal profile in adult male; and a large solid dark brown spot in the center of each ventral scale. As a member of the bitaeniata species group, it further differs from A. bitaeniata and A. brevifrontalis by the absence of spinules on the side apices of all but the two most distal hemipenial flounces, the low number (five) of flounces that cross the absulcal midline, and the most proximal absulcal flounce being less than half as wide as the flounce above it.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The Spanish-based name, altaserrania, is in reference to the high montane habitat of this species.|
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