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Coloptychon rhombifer (PETERS, 1876)

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Gerrhonotinae), Diploglossa, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesIsthmian Alligator Lizard 
SynonymGerrhonotus rhombifer PETERS 1876: 298
Gerrhonotus rhombifer — GÜNTHER 1885: 42
Gerrhonotus rhombifer — BOULENGER 1885: 276
Coloptychon rhombifer — TIHEN 1949: 584
Coloptychon rhombifer — BAUER et al. 1995: 54
Coloptychon rhombifer — KÖHLER 2000: 41 
DistributionW Panama, E Costa Rica

Type locality: Chiriqui [Panama] Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 8655 
CommentIllustration on the cover of Herp. Rev. (issue 1), 2004.

Size: Total length max. 50 cm.

Type species: Gerrhonotus rhombifer PETERS 1876 is the type species of the genus Coloptychon TIHEN 1949: 584.

This species is known from only 3 specimens (Macey et al. 1999). 
References
  • Bauer,A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • 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
  • Günther, A. C. L. G. 1885. Reptilia and Batrachia. Biologia Centrali-Américana. Taylor, & Francis, London, 326 pp. [published in parts from 1885-1902; reprint by the SSAR 1987] - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1876. Über neue Arten der Sauriergattung Gerrhonotus. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1876 (Mai): 297-30 - get paper here
  • Savage, J. M., & VILLA, J. 1986. An Introduction to the Herpetofauna of Costa Rica. Soc. Stud. Amphib. Rept. Contrib. Herpetol. No. 3, viii + 207 pp.
  • Tihen, J. A. 1949. The genera of gerrhonotine Iizards. American Midland Naturalist 41: 579-601 - get paper here
 
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