Bachia geralista TEIXEIRA, SOUSA-RECODER, CAMACHO, DE SENA, NAVAS & RODRIGUES, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Bachia geralista?
|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae, Bachiinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Bachia geralista TEIXEIRA, SOUSA-RECODER, CAMACHO, DE SENA, NAVAS & RODRIGUES 2013|
|Distribution||Brazil (Minas Gerais: Planalto dos Gerais)|
Type locality: Parque Nacional das Cavernas do Peruaçu, (15°09'14.04"S, 44°18'4.32" W, 740 m elevation, WGS84), Januária municipality, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
|Types||Holotype: MZUSP 99408, an adult, collected by the authors on 25th January, 2008. Field number MTJ 212.|
Paratopotypes: MZUSP 99406, 99407, 99409, 103211–10321, all collected by the authors, in January and July 2008, and January and July 2009. Paratypes: MZUSP 100021, an adult from Roda Velha (12°47'1.86"S, 45°56'12.77"W, 750 m a.s.l.), São Desidério municipality, state of Bahia, Brazil, collected by M.A. Freitas on 5th January, 2010. MZUSP 94473–94474, Parque Nacional Grande Sertão Veredas (15°13'0.12"S, 45°47'60.00"W, 670 m a.s.l.), Formosa municipality, Minas Gerais, Brazil, collected by C. Nogueira on 23–29th October, 2001.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: (1) A large-sized species of Bachia (101 mm of maximum known SVL); (2) prefrontals absent; (3) six supralabials; (3) 2-2 supraoculars and 2-2 supraciliars; (4) 2-2 femoral and 1-1 preanal pores; (5) 33–35 scales around midbody; (6) 46–51 dorsal rows of scales; (7) 37–40 ventral rows of scales; (8) 8–9 gulars; (9) 5 large preanal scales, and two small, on each side of the preanal plate; (10) sixth supralabial in contact with parietal, in most of the individuals; (11) ventral scales quadrangular, smooth; (12) fore and hindlimbs ending in an single apical scale; (13) first temporal absent.|
|Comment||Similar species: B. bresslaui|
|Etymology||The specific name is a noun in apposition; “geralista” is an old Brazilian term applied to the inhabitants of the “Planalto dos Gerais” from which the new species seems to be endemic.|