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Cnemidophorus leucopsammus UGUETO & HARVEY, 2010

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymCnemidophorus leucopsammus UGUETO & HARVEY 2010
Cnemidophorus nigricolor — MEEK 1910: 417 (in part)
Cnemidophorus nigricolor — WRIGHT 1993: 79.
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus nigricolor — BURT 1931: 40 (in part)
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus nigricolor — HUMMELINCK 1940: 83
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus nigricolor — LAMMERÉE 1970: 54
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus nigricolor — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 94
Cnemidophorus leucopsammus — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionVenezuela (Isla La Blanquilla)

Type locality: Playa La Falucha, Isla La Blanquilla (11° 49’ N, 64° 36’ W), Dependencias Federales, Venezuela.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 133533, adult male, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, collected in 1978 by George C. Gorman. 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific epithet leucop- sammus is a noun in apposition derived from the Greek nouns ‘‘leucos’’ meaning white and ‘‘psammos’’ meaning sand. The new name refers to the white sands of the beaches of Isla La Blanquilla for which the island got its Spanish name. 
  • 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
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