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Gymnophthalmus leucomystax VANZOLINI & CARVALHO, 1991

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Gymnophthalminae), Gymnophthalmini, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWhite Spectacied Tegu 
SynonymGymnophthalmus leucomystax VANZOLINI & CARVALHO 1991
Gymnophthalmus leucomystax — KIZIRIAN & COLE 1999
Gymnophthalmus leucomystax — CASTOE et al. 2004 
DistributionBrazil (Roraima), Guyana

Type locality: Fazenda Salvamento, Roraima, Brazil. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 69301, female; paratypes: MZUSP 
Comment 
EtymologySince the generic name is Greek and the first character to call attention to the individuality of the species was the white upper lip, leucomystax, “white moustache”, in apposition, seems unavoidable. 
References
  • Castoe, T.A.; Doan, T.M. & Parkinson, C.L. 2004. Data partitions and complex models in Bayesian analysis: the phylogeny of Gymnophthalmid lizards. Systematic Biology 53 (3): 448-469 - get paper here
  • Cole, Charles J.; Carol R. Townsend, Robert P. Reynolds, Ross D. MacCulloch, and Amy Lathrop 2013. Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: illustrated keys, annotated species accounts, and a biogeographic synopsis. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125 (4): 317-578; plates: 580-620 - get paper here
  • Kizirian, D. A. & Cole, C.J. 1999. Origin of the Unisexual Lizard Gymnophthalmus underwoodi (Gymnophthalmidae) Inferred from Mitochondrial DNA Nucleotide Sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 11 (3): 394–400 - get paper here
  • Vanzolini P E. CARVALHO C M D. 1991. Two sibling and sympatric species of Gymnophthalmus in Roraima, Brazil (Sauria: Teiidae). Pap. Avul. Zool.,Sao Paulo 37 (12): 173-226 - get paper here
  • Vitt, Laurie J.;de Carvalho, Celso Morato 1995. Niche partitioning in a tropical wet season: Lizards in the Lavrado Area of Northern Brazil. Copeia 1995 (2): 305-329 - get paper here
 
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