Echinosaura sulcarostrum DONNELLY, MACCULLOCH, UGARTE & KIZIRIAN, 2006
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Echinosaura sulcarostrum?
|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Echinosaura sulcarostrum DONNELLY, MACCULLOCH, UGARTE & KIZIRIAN 2006|
Type locality: Guyana, Baramita, approximately 1 km S airstrip, 07°22’N, 060°29’W, elevation 100 m.
|Types||Holotype: ROM 22893|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis.—Echinosaura sulcarostrum is diagnosed from all other gymnophthalmids by the presence of a striated rostral and mental scales, a unique arrangement of scales on the snout including three rows of scales of subequal size between rostral and frontal scales, and by the absence of an unpaired median postmental (from DONNELLY et al. 2006).|
|Comment||This species is not part of the Echinosaura clade fide TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2016 although they do not assign it to any other genus.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after the Latin words sulcus, meaning furrow or groove, and rostrum, meaning snout.|