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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesBachia heteropa heteropa (WIEGMANN in LICHTENSTEIN 1856)
Bachia heteropa trinitatis BARBOUR 1914
Bachia heteropa alleni (BARBOUR 1914)
Bachia heteropa lineata BOULENGER 1903
Bachia heteropa marcelae DONOSO-BARROS & GARRIDO 1964 
Common NamesLaGuaira Bachia 
SynonymChalcides heteropus WIEGMANN in LICHTENSTEIN 1856: 17
Bachia heteropus — GARMAN 1892: 97
Bachia lineata BOULENGER 1903: 432
Scolecosaurus trinitatis BARBOUR 1914: 316
Bachia heteropa - RUTHVEN 1925: 105
Scolecosaurus trinitatis — JOHNSON 1946
Bachia marcelae DONOSO-BARROS & GARRIDO 1964: 3
Bachia lineata marcelae — DONOSO-BARROS 1968
Bachia heteropus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 366
Bachia heteropus — BAUER & GÜNTHER 1994
Bachia heteropa — GORZULA & SEÑARIS 1999

Bachia heteropa alleni (BARBOUR 1914)
Brachypus cuvieri FITZINGER 1826
Chalcides Cuvieri — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 453
Chalcis (Brachypus) cuvieri — WAGLER 1830: 196
Scolcecosaurus cuvieri - DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839
Scolecosaurus cuvieri — BOULENGER 1885: 416
Scolecosaurus alleni BARBOUR 1914: 315
Scolecosaurus alleni parviceps BARBOUR 1933
Scolecosaurus cuvieri — BRONGERSMA 1946
Bachia cuvieri — VANZOLINI 1961: 204
Bachia cuvieri — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 80
Bachia alleni — MERTENS 1972

Bachia heteropa lineata BOULENGER 1903
Bachia anomala ROUX 1929: 31 (fide BURT & BURT 1933)
Bachia anomala — BRONGERSMA 1946
Bachia lineata — DONOSO-BARROS 1968
Bachia heteropa lineata — MIJARES-URRUTIA & ARENDS 1999
Bachia heteropa lineata — MARKEZICH 2002

Bachia heteropa trinitatis BARBOUR 1914
Scolecosaurus trinitatis BARBOUR 1914
Scolecosaurus trinitatis — BRONGERSMA 1946
Scolecosaurus trinitatis — LYNN 1959
Bachia alleni trinitatis — DONOSO-BARROS 1968 
DistributionN Venezuela (e.g. Falcon, Mérida [Esqueda & La Marca 1999], Carabobo, Yaracuy), Trinidad, Tobago, Isla Margarita, Grenada Bank
Colombia [Castro,F. (pers. comm.)]

alleni: Grenada and Grenadines; also Tobago.

trinitatis: Trinidad

cuvieri: Colombia ?, Brazil ?; Type locality: unknown (fide PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970). Type lost (formerly Naturhistorisches Museum Wien).

lineata: Venezuela (Distrito Federal, Caracas)

Type locality: La Guaira, Venezuela. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: ZMB 1173
Holotype: BMNH 1962.7.29.90 [Bachia lineata]
Holotype: MCZ 7793 [alleni]
Holotype: NHMB [anomala] 
CommentSynonymy mostly that of Dixon (1973). SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991 recognize only Bachia heteropa alleni (BARBOUR 1914) as subspecies (besides the nominate form). BAUER & GÜNTHER 1994 list Bachia alleni trinitatis as valid combination. Thomas (1965) considered B. trinitatis to be a subspecies of B. alleni. Later, Donoso-Barros (1968) considered B. marcelae to be a subspecies of B. lineata, retaining B. heteropa and B. alleni as separate species.

Distribution (cuvieri): Distribution in Brazil according to DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839. However, at that time “Colombie” included what is now Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Bachia cuvieri might be a synonym of Scolecosaurus alleni = Bachia heteropa alleni (Barbour 1933 and Dixon 1973).

Distribution: see map in Ribeiro-Júnior et al. 2016: 153 (Fig. 4).

Subspecies: Intermediate specimens between B. h. heteropa and B. h. trinitatis are known from eastern Venezuela but intermediates between B. h. lineata and B. h. heteropa are unknown although both subspecies have been recorded from nearby areas (B. h. heteropa from la Guaira, Vargas State and B. h. lineata from Distrito Federal, Caracas) [RIVAS et al. 2012]. 
References
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