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Dicrodon guttulatum DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPeru Desert Tegu 
SynonymDicrodon guttulatum DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 138
Cnemidophorus lentiginosus GARMAN 1892: 92
Ameiva leucostigma BOULENGER 1899: 517
Dicrodon barbouri NOBLE 1924: 108
Dicrodon guttulatum — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 107
Dicrodon guttulatum — CHAVEZ & VENEGAS 2007
Dicrodon guttulatum — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionEcuador, N Peru (dry coastal areas)

Type locality: Peru  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN = MHNP 1116
Holotype: MCZ, paratypes in ZMB and NMW [barbouri] 
CommentSynonymy that of PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970.

Type species: Dicrodon guttulatum DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839 is the type species of the genus Dicrodon DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839. 
EtymologyEtymology (genus): Dicrodon is a masculine noun in the nominative singular derived from the Greek prefix di and noun odontos. The name refers to the bifid posterior teeth characteristic of this genus. 
References
  • Acosta-Vásconez, Nicole; Martín Carrera, Emilia Peñaherrera, Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia 2018. Predation of the teiid lizard Dicrodon guttulatum Duméril and Bibron, 1839 by the pitviper Porthidium arcosae Schätti and Kramer, 1993 Herpetology Notes 11: 391-393 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M. and R. Günther 1994. An annotated type catalogue of the teiid and microteiid lizards in the Zoological Museum, Berlin (Reptilia: Squamata: Teiidae and Gymnophthalmidae). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 70:267-280
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1899. Description of a new lizard of the genus Ameiva from Ecuador. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1899: 517-518 - get paper here
  • Brizuela, Santiago; Ralf Kosma 2017. Comments on the Dentition of the Teiid Dicrodon Duméril and Bibron, 1839 South American Journal of Herpetology Dec 2017, Vol. 12, No. 3: 200-204. - get paper here
  • Cei, J.M. 2003. SPECIFIC SUPRAOCULAR SCUTELLATION PATTERNS AS SIGNIFICANT DIAGNOSTIC CHARACTERS: A TAXONOMIC INTER AND INTRAGENERIC "FINGER-PRINT" IN LACERTILIA. Facena 19: 129-135 - get paper here
  • Chávez, G. & Venegas, P. 2007. Looking for Macanches in the dry forest of Peru. Reptilia (GB) (51): 54-59 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Garman, S. 1892. On reptiles collected by Dr. Geo. Baur. near Guayaquil, Ecuador. Bull. Essex Inst. 24: 88-95
  • 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
  • Leeuwen, Jeroen Peter van; Alessandro Catenazzi, and Milena Holmgren 2011. Spatial, Ontogenetic, and Sexual Effects on the Diet of a Teiid Lizard in Arid South America. Journal of Herpetology 45 (4): 472-477. - get paper here
  • Noble, G. K. 1924. New lizards from northwestern Peru. Occasional Papers of the Boston Society of Natural History 5: 107—113 - get paper here
 
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