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Diploglossus lessonae PERACCA, 1890

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBrazilian Galliwasp 
SynonymDiploglossus lessonae PERACCA 1890
Diploglossus tenuifasciatus PARKER 1924: 586 (fide PETERS et al. 1970)
Diploglossus lessonae — VANZOLINI 1958: 179
Diploglossus lessonae — PETERS et al. 1970: 108
Diploglossus lessonae — VITT 1985 
DistributionNE Brazil (Rio Grande do Norte, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Ceará)

Type locality: Brazil  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MRSN (= MSNTO) R2122 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Michele Lessona, Italian zoologist. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Borges-Nojosa, D. M. & Caramaschi, U. 2003. Composição e análise comparativa da diversidade e das afinidades biogeográficas dos lagartos e anfisbenídeos (Squamata) dos brejos nordestinos. In: I.R. Leal, M. Tabarelli & J.M.C. Silva (eds.). Ecologia e conservação da Caatinga, pp. 181-236. Editora Universitária, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil.
  • Calixto PO, Morato SAA 2017. Herpetofauna recorded by a fauna rescue program in a Caatinga area of João Câmara, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Check List 13 (5): 647-657 - get paper here
  • Parker, H.W. 1924. Description of a new anguid lizard from Brazil. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9) 13: 586-588
  • Peracca, M. G. 1890. Descrizione di una nuova specie del gen. Diploglossus Wiegm. Bollettino dei Musei di Zoologia ed Anatomia Comparata della R. Università di Torino 5 (77): 1-5
  • Peracca, M.G. 1891. Diagnosi di Rettili nuovi. Rivista Italiana di Scienze Naturali di Siena, 11(1): 8
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
  • Ribeiro, S. C., I. J. Roberto, D. L. Sales, R. W. Ávila & W. O. Almeida 2012. Amphibians and reptiles from the Araripe bioregion, northeastern Brazil. Salamandra 48 (3): 133-146 - get paper here
  • Roberto, Igor Joventino; Cícero Ricardo de Oliveira, João Antonio de Araújo Filho, Herivelto Faustino de Oliveira, Robson Waldemar Ávila 2017. The herpetofauna of the Serra do Urubu mountain range: a key biodiversity area for conservation in the brazilian atlantic forest Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 57 (27): 347-373 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, M.T. 2003. Herpetofauna da Caatinga. In: I.R. Leal, M. Tabarelli & J.M.C. Silva (eds.). Ecologia e conservação da Caatinga, pp. 181-236. Editora Universitária, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil.
  • Santos-Caldas, Francis Luiz; Daniel Oliveira Santana, Renato Gomes Faria, Adriana Bocchiglieri, Daniel Oliveira Mesquita 2016. Diploglossus lessonae Peracca, 1890 (Squamata: Anguidae): new records from northeast Brazil and notes on distribution Check List 12 (5): - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K. E, & INGER, R. F. 1951. Amphibians and reptiles of the Hopkins-Branner expedition to Brazil. Fieldiana: Zoology 31: 439-465 - get paper here
  • Vanzolini, P. E. 1958. Sóbre Diploglossus lessonae, com notas biometricas e sobre a evoluéão ontogenetica do padrão de colorido (Sauria, Anguidae). Papéis Avulsos Zoologia (São Paulo) 13 (15): 180-2111
  • Vitt L J 1985. On the biology of the little known anguid lizard, Diploglossus lessonae, in northeast Brazil. Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 36 (7): 69-76
 
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