You are here » home advanced search search results Cercosaura argula

Cercosaura argula PETERS, 1863

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cercosaura argula?

Add your own observation of
Cercosaura argula »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWhite-lipped Prionodactylus
oshaughnessyi: White-Striped Eyed Lizard 
SynonymCercosaura (Pantodactylus) argulus PETERS 1863: 184
Prionodactylus argulus - BOULENGER 1885: 391
Prionodactylus oshaughnessyi BOULENGER 1885: 392
Prionodactylus holmgreni ANDERSSON 1914: 9
Prionodactylus holmgreni — WERNER 1916: 307
Prionodactylus columbiensis WERNER 1917: 306
Euspondylus oshaughnessyi - CUNHA 1961: 146
Euspondylus oshaughnessyi - CUNHA 1961: 146
Prionodactylus argulus - UZZELL 1970: 235 (part)
Prionodactylus argulus — PETERS et al. 1970: 235
Prionodactylus oshaughnessyi - VANZOLINI 1972: 107 (?)
Prionodactylus argulus — DUELLMAN 1978: 220
Prionodactylus oshaughnessyi — DUELLMAN 1991
Prionodactylus oshaughnessyi — AVILA-PIRES 1995
Prionodactylus argulus — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 1999
Prionodactylus oshaughnessyi — PELLEGRINO et al. 2001
Prionodactylus argulus — LEHR 2002: 74
Prionodactylus oshaughnessyi — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 203
Prionodactylus argulus — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 69
Cercosaura argulus — DOAN 2003
Cercosaura oshaughnessyi — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2015
Cercosaura argula — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2015
Cercosaura oshaughnessyi — ECHEVARRIA et al. 2015
Cercosaura argula — ECHEVARRIA et al. 2015 
DistributionColombia (Llanos Orientales de Colombia, Amazonía; Valle del Río Magdalena; Huila, Tolima, Cundinamarca, Boyaca, Caldas; Cauca y Valle under 1500 m elevation), Ecuador, Bolivia (Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz), French Guiana, Peru (Pasco etc.), Brazil (E Para, Rondonia, Acre, Maranhão), Suriname (?), Guyana (?)

Elevation: 10–1800 m (DOAN & LAMAR 2012).

Type locality: “Umgebung von Sta. Fé de Bogotá” [= Cundinamarca, Colombia]

oshaughnessyi: N Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil (W Amazonas, Amapa, Acre), French Guiana; Type locality: Canelos and Pallatanga, Ecuador.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 4555
Syntypes (4): BMNH 1946.8.31.18-20, 80.12.8.17 [oshaughnessyi] 
CommentSynonymy: P. oshaughnessyi has been synonymized with P. argulus by UZZELL (1973) and DOAN 2003. However, some authors continued to treat P. oshaughnessyi as valid species, e.g. Pellegrino et al. (2001), Avila-Pires et al. 2009. Torres-Carvajal et al. 2015 found argulus and oshaughnessyi as (weakly) separated genetically and monophyletic although their sampling was somewhat biased (with only 2 specimens of argulus) and all specimens of oshaughnessyi being from a relatively small geographic area. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “argulus” (meaning: small spot), a noun in supposition, hence it does not change when it is moved to another genus that may have a different gender.
Prionodactylus oshaughnessyi wa named after A. W. E. O’Shaughnessy, herpetologist of the British Museum.  
References
  • Andersson, L.G. 1914. A new Telmatobius and new teiid lizards from South America. Arkiv för Zoologi 9 (3): 1-12 - get paper here
  • Avila-Pires,T.C.S. 1995. Lizards of Brazilian Amazonia (Reptilia: Squamata). Zoologische Verhandelingen 299: 1-706 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Castro-Herrera, F. & Vargas-Salinas, F. 2008. Anfibios y reptiles en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Biota Colombiana 9 (2): 251 - 277 - get paper here
  • Castro-Herrera, F.; Bolívar-García, W. & Herrera-Montes, M.I. 2007. Guía de los Anfibios y Reptiles des Bosque de Yotoco, Valle deel Cauca, Colombia. Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, 70 pp. - get paper here
  • CATENAZZI, A., LEHR, E. & VON MAY, R. 2013. The amphibians and reptiles of Manu National Park and its buffer zone, Amazon basin and eastern slopes of the Andes, Peru. Biota Neotrop. 13(4): 269-283
  • Costa-Prudente, A.L.C.; F. Magalhães; A. Menks; J.F.M. Sarmento. 2013. Checklist of Lizards of the Juruti, state of Pará, Brazil. Check List 9 (1):42-50 - 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
  • Doan, T.M. 2003. A new phylogenetic classification for the gymnophthalmid genera Cercosaura, Pantodactylus and Prionodactylus (Reptilia: Squamata). Zool. J. Linnean Soc. 137 (1): 101-115
  • Duellman, W. E. 1978. The biology of an equatorial herpetofauna in Amazonian Ecuador. Misc. Publ. Univ. Kans. Mus. Nat. Hist. 65: 1-352 - get paper here
  • Duellman, W. E. 2005. Cusco Amazónico: The Lives of Amphibians and Reptiles in an Amazonian Rainforest. Comstock Pub Assoc.
  • Duellman, W.E., & Salas, A.W. 1991. Annotated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Cuzco Amazonico, Peru. Occas. Papers Mus. of Natur. Hist., Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence (143): 13 pp. - get paper here
  • Duellman,W.E. & Mendelson III, J.R. 1995. Amphibians and reptiles from Northern Departamento Loreto, Peru: Taxonomy and Biogeography. Univ. Kansas Sc. Bull. 55 (10): 329-376
  • Echevarría LY, Barboza AC, Venegas PJ. 2015. A new species of montane gymnophthalmid lizard, genus Cercosaura (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae), from the Amazon slope of northern Peru. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 9(1): 34–44 (e109) - get paper here
  • Freitas, M.A.; S. Oliveira e Sousa; R.S. Vieira; T. Farias; G.J.B. Moura. 2013. First record of Cercosaura argulus (Peters, 1863) (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) for the state of Maranhão, Brazil. Check List 9 (6):1541-1542 - get paper here
  • Fugler, Charles M. and A. Brad Walls. 1978. The lizards of the Upano Valley of southeastern ecuador. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science 54 (3): 120-121 - get paper here
  • Hoogmoed, M.S., & Lescure, J. 1975. An annotated checklist of the lizards of French Guiana, mainly based on two recent collections. Zool. Meded. (Leiden) 49(13): 141-172. - get paper here
  • Lehr, E. 2001. New records for amphibians and reptiles from Departamentos Pasco and Ucayali, Peru. Herpetological Review 32 (2): 130-132 - get paper here
  • Lehr, E. 2002. Amphibien und Reptilien in Peru. Natur und Tier-Verlag (Münster), 208 pp. - get paper here
  • Marinho Lima, Almira Claudia 1997. Geographic Distribution. Prionodactylus argulus. Herpetological Review 28 (3): 157 - get paper here
  • Mendes-Pinto, T. J. & S. Marques de Souza 2011. Preliminary assessment of amphibians and reptiles from Floresta Nacional do Trairão, with a new snake record for the Pará state, Brazilian Amazon. Salamandra 47 (4): 199-206 - get paper here
  • Moravec J., Aparicio J. 2004. Notes on the herpetofauna of Nacebe (Provincia Abuna, Departamento Pando, Bolivia). Journal of the National Museum (Prague), Natural History Series 173 (1-4): 13-28
  • Oliveira, D.P.; S.M. Souza; L. Frazão; A.P. Almeida; T. Hrbek 2014. Lizards from central Jatapú River, Amazonas, Brazil. Check List 10 (1): 46-53 - get paper here
  • Pellegrino, K. C. M.; Rodrigues, M. T.; Yonenaga-Yassuda, Y.; Sites, J. W. 2001. A molecular perspective on the evolution of microteiid lizards (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae), and a new classification for the family. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 74 (3): 315-338 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
  • Peters,W. 1863. Über Cercosaura und die mit dieser Gattung verwandten Eidechsen aus Südamerika. Abh. Berlin Akad. 1862: 165-225
  • Pianka, E.R. & Vitt, L.J. 2003. Lizards - Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, 347 pp. [review in Copeia 2004: 955] - get paper here
  • Uzzell, T. 1973. A revision of the genus Prionodactylus with a new genus for P. leucostictus and notes on the genus Euspondylus (Sauria, Teiidae). Postilla 159: 1-67 - get paper here
  • VITT, L.J.; AVILA-PIRES, T.C.S.; ZANI, P.A., ESPÓSITO, M.C. & SARTORIUS, S.S. 2003. Life at the interface: ecology of Prionodactylus oshaughnessyi in the western Amazon and comparisons with P. argulus and P. eigenmanni. Can. J. Zool., 81: 302–312
  • Werner,F. 1916. Bemerkungen über einige niedere Wirbeltiere der Anden von Kolumbien mit Beschreibungen neuer Arten. Zool. Anz. 47: 301-311 - get paper here
  • Whithworth, A. & Beirne, C. 2011. Reptiles of the Yachana Reserve. Global Vision International, 130 pp. - get paper here
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Cercosaura&species=argula

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.



Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator