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Cnemidophorus flavissimus UGUETO, HARVEY & RIVAS, 2010

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymCnemidophorus flavissimus UGUETO, HARVEY & RIVAS 2010
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus lemniscatus — HUMMELINCK 1940: 83
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus lemniscatus — MARCUZZI 1950: 247
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus lemniscatus — ROZE 1964: 99
Cnemidophorus flavissimus — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionVenezuela (Archipiélago Los Frailes: La Pecha and Isla Real)

Type locality: Archipiélago Los Frailes (11° 12’ 30’’ N, 63° 45’ 0’’ W), Dependencias Federales, Venezuela, elevation 0–20 m.  
TypesHolotype: MBUCV 983 (Fig. 4), adult male, collected in December 1948 by Luis Duque 
CommentGroup: member of the lemniscatus group, see C. lemniscatus for details. 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific epithet, flavissimus, is an adjective that comes from the Latin noun flavum, meaning ‘‘yellow,’’ and the Latin superlative suffix issimus, meaning ‘‘the most.’’ The name means ‘‘yellowest,’’ alluding to the characteristic yellow coloration of the posterior half of the body, legs and tail in members of this species. 
  • HARVEY, MICHAEL B.; GABRIEL N. UGUETO & RONALD L. GUTBERLET, Jr. 2012. Review of Teiid Morphology with a Revised Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Teiidae (Lepidosauria: Squamata). Zootaxa 3459: 1–156 - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Ugueto, Gabriel N. and Michael B. Harvey 2010. Southern Caribbean Cnemidophorus (Squamata: Teiidae): Description of New Species and Taxonomic Status of C. murinus ruthveni Burt. Herpetological Monographs 24 (1): 111-148 - get paper here
  • Ugueto, Gabriel N.; Michael B. Harvey, and Gilson A. Rivas 2010. TWO NEW SPECIES OF CNEMIDOPHORUS (SQUAMATA: TEIIDAE) FROM ISLANDS OF THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF VENEZUELA. Herpetological Monographs 23 (1): 123-153 [2009] - get paper here
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