Cnemidophorus duellmani MCCRANIE & HEDGES, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemidophorus duellmani?
|Higher Taxa||Teiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Cnemidophorus duellmani MCCRANIE & HEDGES 2013|
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus lemniscatus – BURT 1931: 30 (part)
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus lemniscatus – BREDER 1946: 428
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus — ECHTERNACHT 1968: 153 (part)
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus — JARAMILLO et al. 2010: 621
Type locality: El Real de Santa María, Darién Province, Panama
|Types||Holotype: KU 80542, an adult male, collected 9 January 1964 by William E. Duellman and Charles J. Cole. Anonymous (1969) gave the coordinates 8°08’N, 77°43’W for El Real de Santa María.|
Paratypes (14). KU 80552, 80562, 80564, 80566, 80568 (all adult males), KU 80558, 80572, 80574, 80576– 77, 80580 (all adult females), KU 80581 (subadult male), KU 80582–83 (both juveniles), all with the same locality data as the holotype, except some collected 10 January 1964.
|Comment||Synonymy: after MCCRANIE & HEDGES 2013|
Habitat. Duellman recorded in his field notes that the type series of Cnemidophorus duellmani was “found in open areas.” Breder (1946: 428) recorded the species was “Common along the lower reaches [of the Río Chucunaque and Río Chico valleys] in open fields.” Sexton et al. (1964: 293) studied this species at a site along the Río Chucunaque and stated that the “Cnemidophorus is commonly associated with areas having a low percentage of vegetation coverage as well as plants low in height.” Breder (1946: 382) recorded the region encompassing the Panamanian Río Tuira and Río Chucunaque region and tributaries where Cnemidophorus duellmani occurs as in the “Lower Arid Zone,” whereas Jaramillo et al. (2010: 621) considered C. duellmani as occurring in the “Lowland Wet/Moist Forest.” Curiously, none of the authors who presented ecological data on this species mentioned the presence or absence of “foot waving,” which is usually present in members of the C. lemniscatus group.
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after William E. Duellman of the University of Kansas. Bill was not only one of the collectors of the type series, but has also produced two significant studies of Mexican and Guatemalan species groups of lizards, which at those times were considered to be members of the genus Cnemidophorus (now Aspidoscelis).|
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