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Aspronema cochabambae (DUNN, 1935)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae (Mabuyini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymMabuya frenata cochabambae DUNN 1935
Mabuya cochabambae — FUGLER 1989: 66
Mabuya cochabambae — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 1999
Mabuya cochabambae — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Aspronema cochabambae — HEDGES & CONN 2012: 57 
DistributionBolivia (Cochabamba, Santa Cruz), elevation 2700 m (at Pocona) to 3900 m (at Infernillo), Argentina (Salta)

Type locality: Pocona, Dep. Cochabamba, Bolivia  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 68094 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A medium-size species of Mabuya reaching at least 76 mm SVL and distinguished from congeners by the following combination of characters: (1) prefrontals paired, usually separated medially; (2) frontoparietals fused; (3) parietals usually in contact with each other behind interparietal; (4) secondary nuchals absent; (5) supraciliaries usually three, first longer than combined second and third; (6) palm and sole usually darkly pigmented (rarely pale); (7) narrow vertebral and paravertebral brown stripes present dorsally; lateral black band edged dorsally and ventrally by prominent pale stripes; (9) lamellae under fourth finger 10–13; (11) lamellae under fourth toe 13–16; (12) limbs relatively short; fourth toe just reaching wrist when legs pressed against flanks; (13) supraoculars three, the first larger than remaining two combined; (14) supralabials 6–7, the fifth or sixth largest and positioned under eye; (15) internasals (=supranasals) usually in contact; (16) postmental entire. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Burgos-Gallardo, F. & M. Harvey 2019. Aspronema cochabambae (Squamata: Lacertilia: Scincidae): its discovery in Argentina, morphological variation and extent of suitable habitat. Salamandra 55 (2): 135-139 - get paper here
  • Dirksen, L. & De la Riva, I. 1999. The lizards and amphisbaenians of Bolivia (Reptilia, Squamata): checklist, localities, and bibliography. Graellsia 55: 199-215 - get paper here
  • Dunn, Emmett Reid 1935. Notes on American Mabuyas. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 87: 533-560 - get paper here
  • Fugler, C. M. 1989. Lista de Saurios. Ecol. Bolivia 13: 57-75.
  • Harvey, M.B.; Agyayo, R. & Mirelles, A. 2008. Redescription and biogeography of Mabuya cochabambae Dunn with comments on Bolivian congeners (Lacertilia: Scincidae). Zootaxa 1828: 43–56 - get paper here
  • Hedges, S.B. & Conn, C.E. 2012. A new skink fauna from Caribbean islands (Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuyinae). Zootaxa 3288: 1–244 - get paper here
  • Mausfeld, P. & Lötters, S. 2001. Systematics of Mabuya frenata cochabambae Dunn, 1935 (Reptilia, Sauria, Scincidae) from inner-Andean dry valleys of Bolivia. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 36 (1): 49-55. - get paper here
  • Mausfeld, Patrick; Andreas SCHMITZ; Wolfgang BÖHME; Bernhard MISOF; Davor VRCIBRADIC; Carlos Frederico Duarte ROCHA 2002. Phylogenetic Affinities of Mabuya atlantica Schmidt, 1945, Endemic to the Atlantic Ocean Archipelago of Fernando de Noronha (Brazil): Necessity of Partitioning the Genus Mabuya Fitzinger, 1826 (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Zool. Anz. 241: 281–293 - get paper here
  • MIRALLES, AURÉLIEN; GILSON RIVAS FUENMAYOR, CÉLINE BONILLO, WALTER E. SCHARGEL, TITO BARROS, JUAN E. GARCÍA-PEREZ, CÉSAR L. BARRIO-AMORÓS 2009. Molecular systematics of Caribbean skinks of the genus Mabuya (Reptilia, Scincidae), with descriptions of two new species from Venezuela. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 156 (3): 598-616 - get paper here
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