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Eurolophosaurus amathites (RODRIGUES, 1984)

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Amathites Lava Lizard 
SynonymTropidurus amathites RODRIGUES 1984: 169
Eurolophosaurus amathites — FROST et al. 2001
Eurolophosaurus amathites — PASSONI et al. 2008 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: Brazil, Bahia, Santo Inácio.  
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 56250, male Paratypes: MZUSP. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: RODRIGUES 1984: 169. 
  • Frost, Darrel R., Miguel T. Rodrigues, Taran Grant, and Tom A. Titus 2001. Phylogenetics of the Lizard Genus Tropidurus (Squamata: Tropiduridae: Tropidurinae): Direct Optimization, Descriptive Efficiency, and Sensitivity Analysis of Congruence Between Molecular Data and Morphology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 21 (3): 352–371 - get paper here
  • Lambertz, Markus; Tiana Kohlsdorf, Steven F. Perry,Robson Waldemar Ávila, Reinaldo José da Silva 2012. First assessment of the endoparasitic nematode fauna of four psammophilous species of Tropiduridae (Squamata: Iguania) endemic to north-eastern Brazil. Acta Herpetologica 7 (2): 315-323 - get paper here
  • Leavitt, Daniel J.; Woodrow L. Crumbo, Jason M. Myrand, Elroy H. Masters 2017. The geographic range of Uma scoparia Cope, 1894 (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) in Arizona. Check List 13 (2): - get paper here
  • Passoni, José Carlos; Maria Lúcia Benozzati and Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2008. Phylogeny, species limits, and biogeography of the Brazilian lizards of the genus Eurolophosaurus (Squamata: Tropiduridae) as inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46 (2): 403-414 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues M T 1984. Uma nova especie brasileira de Tropidurus com crista dorsal (Sauria, Iguanidae). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 35(16) 1984: 169-175
  • Rodrigues M T 1986. Um novo Tropidurus com crista dorsal do Brasil, com comentarios sobre suas relacoes, distribuicao e origem (Sauria, Iguanidae). PAPEIS AVULSOS DE ZOOLOGIA (SAO PAULO) 36(17) 1986: 171-179
  • 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.
  • Uchôa LR, Delfim FR, Mesquita DO, Colli GR, Garda AA, Guedes TB 2022. Lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Caatinga, northeastern Brazil: Detailed and updated overview. Vertebrate Zoology 72: 599-659 - get paper here
  • Xavier, Maria Aldenise; Tainara Lima da Silva, Gabriel Deyvison dos Santos Carvalho, Eduardo José dos Reis Dias 2021. Natural history note of the endangered psammophilous lizard Eurolophosaurus amathites (Squamata: Tropiduridae) from Caatinga domain, Brazil. Herpetology Notes 14: 27-30 - get paper here
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