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Enyalius brasiliensis (LESSON, 1830)

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Higher TaxaLeiosauridae (Enyaliinae), Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBrazilian Fathead Anole 
SynonymLophyrus brasiliensis LESSON 1830: 37
Enyalius brasiliensis — PETERS et al. 1970: 118
Enyalius brasiliensis— FROST et al. 2001
Enyalius brasiliensis — RODRIGUES et al. 2014 
DistributionSE Brazil (Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Santa Catarina, Rio de Janeiro), NE Uruguay

Type locality: Santa Catarina, Brazil.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes. MNHN = MHNP 6816 (2 specimens) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: JACKSON 1978: 26, 27. 
CommentPeters et al. 1970 give the date of Lesson’s publication as 1828.

Distribution: the record from Uruguay is based on a single specimen from the BMNH (Etheridge 1969: 250; S. Meiri, pers. comm., 19 Feb 2013). 
EtymologyNamed after the species’ distribution in Brazil. 
References
  • Almeida-Gomes, Mauricio and Carlos Frederico Duarte Rocha 2014. Diversity and Distribution of Lizards in Fragmented Atlantic Forest Landscape in Southeastern Brazil. Journal of Herpetology Sep 2014, Vol. 48, No. 3: 423-429. - get paper here
  • Almeida-Gomes, Mauricio; DAVOR VRCIBRADIC, CARLA C. SIQUEIRA, MARA C. KIEFER, THAÍS KLAION, PATRÍCIA ALMEIDA-SANTOS, DENISE NASCIMENTO, CRISTINA V. ARIANI, VITOR N.T. BORGES-JUNIOR, RICARDO F. FREITAS-FILHO, MONIQUE VAN SLUYS and CARLOS F.D. ROCHA 2008. Herpetofauna of an Atlantic rainforest area (Morro São João) in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 80(2): 291-300
  • Caldeira Costa, H.; Dias Fernandes, V.; Castro Rodrigues, A. & Neves Feio, R. 2009. Lizards and Amphisbaenians, municipality of Viçosa, state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil. Check List 5 (3): 732–745 - get paper here
  • Etheridge, R. 1969. A review of the Iguanid lizard genus Enyalius. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology 18 (8): 233-260 - get paper here
  • Frost, Darrel R.; Richard Etheridge; Daniel Janies and Tom A. Titus 2001. Total evidence, sequence alignment, evolution of polychrotid lizards, and a reclassification of the Iguania (Squamata, Iguania). American Museum Novitates 3343: 1-22 - get paper here
  • Jackson J F 1978. Differentiation in the genera Enyalius and Strobilurus (Iguanidae): implications for Pleistocene climatic changes in eastern Brazil. Arquivos de Zoologia 30(1) 1978: 1-79
  • Lesson, R.P. 1830. Description de quelques reptiles nouveaux ou peu connus. In: M.L.I. Duperrey, Voyage Autour du Monde Execute par Ordre du Roi, sur la Corvette de La Majeste, La Coquille, Pendant les Annees 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825. 2. Zoologie Tome 2, Partie 1. Arthur Bertrand, Paris: 1-65 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Rodrigues M T 1991. Herpetofauna das dunas interiores do rio Sao Francisco, Bahia, Brasil. 4. Uma nova especie de Typhlops (Ophidia, Typhlopidae). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 37 (22) 1991: 343-346
  • Rodrigues, Miguel Trefaut; Carolina Elena Viña Bertolotto, Renata Cecília Amaro, Yatiyo Yonenaga-Yassuda, Eliza Maria Xavier Freire, Katia Cristina Machado Pellegrino 2014. Molecular phylogeny, species limits, and biogeography of the Brazilian endemic lizard genus Enyalius (Squamata: Leiosauridae): An example of the historical relationship between Atlantic Forests and Amazonia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 81: 137-146, DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.07.019 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, Miguel Trefaut; Marco Antonio de Freitas, Thais Figueiredo Santos Silva, and Carolina Elena Viña Bertolotto 2006. A new species of lizard genus Enyalius (Squamata, Leiosauridae) from the highlands of Chapada Diamantina, State of Bahia, Brazil, with a key to species. Phyllomedusa 5 (1): 11-24 - get paper here
  • Vrcibradic, D.; C.F.D. Rocha; M.C. Kiefer; F.H. Hatano; A.F. Fontes; M. Almeida-Gomes; C.C. Siqueira; J.A.L. Pontes; V.N.T. Borges-Junior; L.O. Gil; T. Klaion; E.C.N. Rubião; M. Sluys. 2011. Herpetofauna, Estação Ecológica Estadual do Paraíso, state of Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil. Check List 7 (6): 745-749 - get paper here
 
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