Arthrosaura tyleri (BURT & BURT, 1931)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Arthrosaura tyleri?
|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae s.l., Ecpleopodinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Pantodactylus tyleri BURT & BURT 1931: 362|
Arthrosaura tyleri — HOOGMOED & AVILA-PIRES 1992: 477
Arthrosaura tyleri — MACCULLOCH et al. 2001
|Distribution||Venezuelan Guiana (Mount Duida), elevation ca. 1750 m.|
Type locality: Summit of Mount Duida, Venezuela.
|Types||Holotype: AMNH 36645|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A small microteiid lizard with cylindrical body and tail and rela- tively short limbs. Distance between forelimbs and hindlimbs 1.8 times as long as a forelimb. Three supraoculars, the last one followed by one large postocular and two large supratemporals, all three bordering the parietal laterally; six supralabials, fourth under the eye. Scales on dorsal part of tail strongly keeled and mucronate. Few (12-18) temporals. Dorsum dark without a distinct pattern. Ventral and gular scales each with a dark spot [from Hooogmoed & Avila-Pires 1992: 478].|
|Comment||Synonymy: Pantodactylus tyleri has been considered as a synonym of A. reticulata (e.g. by PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970).|