Bachia pyburni KIZIRIAN & MCDIARMID, 1998
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|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Bachia pyburni KIZIRIAN & MCDIARMID 1998: 246|
Bachia panoplia — DIXON 1973:45
Bachia panoplia — AYALA 1986:571
Bachia pyburni — DE FREITAS et al. 2011
|Distribution||SE Colombia (Rio Negro drainage), Brazil, |
Type locality: Yapima, Vaupes, Colombia Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: UTA-R 6855, adult female|
|Comment||Morphology: Because of its limb morphology, Bachia pyburni is particularly relevant to understanding the evolution of limblessness and the phylogeny of Bachia and its close relatives. Bachia pyburni has more phalangeal elements than other species of Bachia, but fewer than closely related (Dixon, 1973; Kizirian, 1994) species in the genera Anotosaura, Heterodactylus, Colobodactylus, and Colobosaura (Table 1 in KIZIRIAN & MCDIARMID 1998).|
Distribution: see map in Ribeiro-Júnior et al. 2016: 153 (Fig. 4).
|Etymology||Named after William F. Pyburn who “has added significantly to our understanding of the amphibians and reptiles of the Vaupes region of southeastern Colombia”.|
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