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Arthrosaura versteegii LIDTH DE JEUDE, 1904

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae s.l., Ecpleopodinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymArthrosaura versteegii VAN LIDTH DE JEUDE 1904
Arthrosaura reticulata versteegii — CUNHA 1961: 143
Arthrosaura versteegii — CUNHA 1967: 150
Arthrosaura versteegii — PETERS et al. 1970: 75
Arthrosaura versteegii — HOOGMOED & AVILA-PIRES 1992
Arthrosaura versteegii — MACCULLOCH & LATHROP 2001
Arthrosaura versteegii — MYERS & DONNELLY 2008 
DistributionVenezuela, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil (Amazonas)

Type locality: Cottica Mountains, French Guiana (not in Suriname as sometimes stated)  
CommentSynonymy: Hoogmoed 1973 synonymized Arthrosaura versteegii with A. reticulata, but resurrected it again in Hoogmoed & Avila-Pires (1992). Reexamination of two specimens of A. versteegii reported from the Venezuela highlands show that they are A. montigena Myers and Donnelly 2008 (fide Avila-Pires et al. 2018).

Distribution: Not listed for Ecuador by TORRES-CARVAJAL 2001. Not in Colombia (Fernando Castro Herrera, pers. comm.). Not listed for Guyana by Cole et al. 2013, but listed by MACCULLOCH & LATHROP 2001 for “Venezuela through French Guiana”. Apparently there are no confirmed records from Guyana. Not in Brazil fide Hoogmoed & Avila-Pires (1992) and COSTA & BERNILS 2015. 
  • Avila-Pires T, Hoogmoed M, Silva M 2018. First records in Brazil for Arthrosaura versteegii van Lidth de Jeude, 1904 (Reptilia, Gymnophthalmidae), a possible species complex, and distribution extension for Arthrosaura montigena Myers & Donnelly, 2008, in Venezuela. Check List 14(4): 569-577 - get paper here
  • Avila-Pires,T.C.S. 1995. Lizards of Brazilian Amazonia (Reptilia: Squamata). Zoologische Verhandelingen 299: 1-706 - get paper here
  • Beolens, ; Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Brongersma, L. D. 1932. Notes on the species of Arthrosaura Blgr. (Teiidae). Zoologische Mededelingen 15 (1-2): 76-88 - get paper here
  • Cole, Charles J.; Carol R. Townsend, Robert P. Reynolds, Ross D. MacCulloch, and Amy Lathrop 2013. Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: illustrated keys, annotated species accounts, and a biogeographic synopsis. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125 (4): 317-578; plates: 580-620 - get paper here
  • Cunha, O.R. da 1961. Lacertilios da Amazonia, II. Os lagartos da Amazonia brasileira, com especial referencia aos representados na colecao do Museu Goeldi. Bol. Mus. Par. E. Goeldi, Zool. 39: 1-189
  • da Cunha, O.R. 1967. Lacertilios da Amazonia. III. O genero “Arthrosaura” Boulenger, 1885 (Lacertilia, Teiidae). Atlas do Simposio sobre a Biotica Amazonica 5 (Zoologia): 141 - 170.
  • Donnelly M A. MCDIARMID R W. MYERS C W. 1992. A NEW LIZARD OF THE GENUS ARTHROSAURA TEIIDAE FROM SOUTHERN VENEZUELA. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 105 (4): 821-833. - get paper here
  • Hoogmoed M S. & DE AVILA-PIRES T C S. 1992. Studies on the species of the South American lizard genus Arthrosaura Boulenger (Reptilia: Sauria: Teiidae), with the resurrection of two species [A. versteegii, Pantodactylus tyleri]. Zoologische Mededelingen 66 (16-40): 453-484. - get paper here
  • Hoogmoed, M.S., & Lescure, J. 1975. An annotated checklist of the lizards of French Guiana, mainly based on two recent collections. Zoologische Mededelingen 49(13): 141-172. - get paper here
  • Lidth de Jeude, Th. W. van. 1904. Reptiles and batrachians from Surinam. Notes from the Leyden Museum 25: 83-94 - get paper here
  • Macculloch, R. AND AMY LATHROP 2001. A New Species of Arthrosaura (Sauria: Teiidae) from the Highlands of Guyana. Carib. J. Sci. 37 (3-4): 174-181 - get paper here
  • Myers, Charles W.;Donnelly, Maureen A. 2008. The Summit Herpetofauna Of Auyantepui, Venezuela: Report From The Robert G. Goelet American Museum-Terramar Expedition. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 308: 1-147 - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
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