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Callopistes flavipunctatus (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Tupinambinae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesFalse Monitor 
SynonymAporomera flavipunctata DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 72
Callopistes flavipunctatus — GRAY 1845: 17
Tejovaranus Branickii STEINDACHNER 1877: 93
Callopistes flavipunctatus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 88
Callopistes flavipunctatus — BONETTI 2002: 170
Tejovaranus flavipunctatus — SCHLÜTER 2004
Callopistes flavipunctatus — KOCH 2010 
DistributionPeru, S Ecuador (interandean valleys)

Type locality: Tropical South America  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 8298 and MNHN-RA 8298A
Syntypes: NMW [Tejovaranus Branickii] 
CommentSynonymy that of PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970.

Karyotype: Gorman (1970: 238) noticed that the karyotypes of the two Callopistes species are “indistinguishable” and “unique among lizards.” 
  • Bonetti, Mathilde 2002. 100 Sauri. Mondadori (Milano), 192 pp.
  • Chávez, G. & Venegas, P. 2007. Looking for Macanches in the dry forest of Peru. Reptilia (GB) (51): 54-59 - get paper here
  • Crespo, S. & C. Koch 2015. Notes on natural history and distribution of Callopistes flavipunctatus (Squamata: Teiidae) in northwestern Peru. Salamandra 51 (1): 57-60 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • Koch, C. 2010. Geheimnisvolles Peru. Reptilia (Münster) 15 (82): 36-45 - get paper here
  • KOCH, CLAUDIA; PABLO J. VENEGAS, ROY SANTA CRUZ, WOLFGANG BÖHME 2018. Annotated checklist and key to the species of amphibians and reptiles inhabiting the northern Peruvian dry forest along the Andean valley of the Marañón River and its tributaries Zootaxa 4385 (1): 001–101 - get paper here
  • Lemm, Jeffrey M. and Eduardo Cueva. 2016. Callopistes flavipunctatus (Yellow-spotted Tegu Monitor) Diet and social behavior. Herpetological Review 47 (1): 133-134 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, U. 2004. Bemerkungen über Warantejus, Tejovaranus flavipunctatus (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839). Sauria, Berlin 26 (1): 17-21 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, U. 2006. Die Ernährung von Ameiven und Warantejus in der Natur und bei Terrarienhaltung. Reptilia (Münster) 11 (62): 56-62 - get paper here
  • Steindachner,F. 1878. Über zwei Eidechsen-Arten aus Süd-Amerika und Borneo. Denkschr. Kais. Akad. Wiss. (Wien) 38: 93-96 - get paper here
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