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Contomastix vacariensis (FELTRIM & LEMA, 2000)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesPortuguese: Lagartinho-de-Vacaria, Lagartinho-Pintado, Lagartinho-Pintado-do-Campo, Lagartixa-Pintada 
SynonymCnemidophorus vacariensis FELTRIM & LEMA 2000
Contomastix vacariensis — HARVEY et al. 2012
Cnemidophorus vacariensis — KWET 2013 
DistributionBrazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná)

Type locality: “município de Vacaria, no estado do Rio Grande do Sul, 28°30'S, 50°56'W; pela equipe da Linha de Pesquisa em Herpetologia, da Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)”.  
TypesHolotype: MCP 10466 
CommentNot mentioned in REEDER et al. (2002).

Group: member of the lacertoides group, see C. lacertoides for details. 
Etymologynamed after the Type locality. 
  • Cabrera, Mario R. & Carreira, S. 2009. A new, but probably extinct, species of Cnemidophorus (Squamata, Teiidae) from Uruguay. The Herpetological Journal 19: 97–105 - get paper here
  • Cabrera, Mario R.; Santiago Carreira, Diego O. Di Pietro & Paula C. Rivera 2019. A new species of Contomastix (Squamata, Teiidae) supported by total evidence, with remarks on diagnostic characters defining the genus. The Herpetological Journal 29 (1): 23-36 - get paper here
  • Feltrim, A. C. & T. DE LEMA 2000. Uma nova espécie de Cnemidophorus Wagler, 1830 do estado do Rio Grande do sul Brasil (Sauria, Teiidae). Biociências 8 (1): 103-114
  • Gonzalez R. C. et al. 2020. Lista dos Nomes Populares dos Répteis no Brasil – Primeira Versão. Herpetologia Brasileira 9 (2): 121 – 214 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Kwet, Axel 2013. Die globale Reptilienkrise. Terraria-Elaphe 2013 (3): 8-10 - get paper here
  • REEDER, T.W.; CHARLES J. COLE AND HERBERT C. DESSAUER 2002. Phylogenetic Relationships of Whiptail Lizards of the Genus Cnemidophorus (Squamata: Teiidae): A Test of Monophyly, Reevaluation of Karyotypic Evolution, and Review of Hybrid Origins. American Museum Novitates 3365: 1-64 - get paper here
  • SCHRAMM DE OLIVEIRA, ARTHUR; MURILO GUIMARÃES, NATHALIA ROCHA MATIAS & LAURA VERRASTRO. 2022. How close is danger? Relationship between the distance from an exotic tree plantation and occupancy of an endemic lizard. Austral Ecology 47(6): 1286–1295. - get paper here
  • Souza Filho, G.A. 2013. Cnemidophorus vacariensis Feltrim and Lema, 2000 (Squamata: Teiidae): A new record for the state of Paraná, southern Brazil. Check List 9 (6):1564-1566 - get paper here
  • Stahnke, Leonardo Francisco; Gabriel Emiliano Ferreira da Silva, Rafael dos Santos Reguly, Iberê Farina Machado 2006. Novo registro de Cnemidophorus vacariensis para o Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (Sauria, Teiidae). Biociências 14 (1): 91-92
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