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Eurolophosaurus divaricatus (RODRIGUES, 1986)

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTropidurus divaricatus RODRIGUES 1986
Eurolophosaurus divaricatus — FROST et al. 2001
Eurolophosaurus divaricatus — GOMES et al. 2004
Eurolophosaurus divaricatus — PASSONI et al. 2008 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: Brasil: Bahia: Arraial do Paulista.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 62733, male 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: “Tropidurus com escamas dorsais carenadas e imbricadas; crista dorsal pre- sente. Ventrais nitidamente carenadas e mucronadas. Ouvido completamente coberto par uma franja de escamas aciculares. Prega antehumeral e bolsa de acarianos do lado do pescoco, ausentes. Supraoculares muito largas, ocupando praticamente toda a area supraocular. Face ventral da coxa e aba anal do macho adulto sern pigmento. Fontanela esternal presente ou ausente.” [RODRIGUES 1986] 
CommentPassoni et al. (2008) suggested that “the population of E. divaricatus from the isolated sand dunes of Alagoado should be described as a new species.” 
Etymology 
References
  • 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
  • Gomes, Fernando R.; Tiana Kohlsdorf, Carlos A. Navas 2004. Death-feigning in Eurolophosaurus divaricatus: temperature and habituation effects. Amphibia-Reptilia 25 (3): 321-325 - get paper here
  • Lambertz, M. 2010. Kommentierte Liste der squamaten Reptilien des Sanddünengebietes am mittleren Rio São Francisco (Bahia, Brasilien) unter besonderer Berücksichtigung endemischer Faunenelemente. Ophidia 4 (2): 2-17 - 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
  • 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 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.
 
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