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Lepidoblepharis heyerorum VANZOLINI, 1978

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLepidoblepharis heyerorum VANZOLINI 1978
Lepidoblepharis festae - VANZOLINI 1953: 268
Lepidoblepharis heyerorum — KLUGE 1993
Lepidoblepharis heyerorum — RÖSLER 2000: 90 
DistributionBrazil (Middle Rio Madeira, Amapa, Para, Amazonas), French Guiana

Type locality: Brasil, Amazonas, Puruzinho, Rio Madeira. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 42046 
CommentDiagnosis: Approaches L. buchwaldi, festae, intermedius and peraccae; characteized by: supranasals very large, separated by one granule on the midline. Granules on the snout much larger than those on top of the head, a little larger than those on the back. Posterior margin of symphysial transverse, bordered by 3-5 small scales; gular granules minute, uniform. Male black with yellow dorsal markings, throat with vivid black and orange pattern; female dark brown with delicate light markings, throat similar to that of male but less vivid. Both sexes with two light parallel dorsa-lateral lines on the posterior fourth of the trunk, continuing on the tail [from VANZOLINI 1978]. 
EtymologyNamed after Ronald and Miriam Heyer. For biographical notes see Heyer & Heyer 2016. 
References
  • Avila-Pires,T.C.S. 1995. Lizards of Brazilian Amazonia (Reptilia: Squamata). Zoologische Verhandelingen 299: 1-706 - get paper here
  • CALDERÓN-ESPINOSA, MARTHA LUCIA & GUIDO FABIAN MEDINA-RANGEL 2016. A new Lepidoblepharis lizard (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from the Colombian Guyana shield. Zootaxa 4067 (2): 215–232
  • Costa-Prudente, A.L.C.; F. Magalhães; A. Menks; J.F.M. Sarmento. 2013. Checklist of Lizards of the Juruti, state of Pará, Brazil. Check List 9 (1):42-50 - get paper here
  • Gardner, T.A., Ribeiro Junior, M.A., BarlowJ., Avila-Pires, T.C.S., Hoogmoed, M.S. & Peres, C. 2007. The Value of Primary, Secondary, and Plantation Forests for a Neotropical Herpetofauna. Conservation Biology 21 (3): 775–787
  • Heyer, W. Ronald & Miriam M. Heyer 2016. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF W. RONALD HEYER. SMITHSONIAN HERPETOLOGICAL INFORMATION SERVICE (147)
  • Hoogmoed M.S.; de Avila-Pires T C S 1991. Annotoated checklist of the herpetofauna of Petit Saut, Sinnamary River, French Guiana. Zoologische Mededelingen 65: 53-88 - get paper here
  • Oliveira, D.P.; S.M. Souza; L. Frazão; A.P. Almeida; T. Hrbek 2014. Lizards from central Jatapú River, Amazonas, Brazil. Check List 10 (1): 46-53 - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR, MARCO A. 2015. Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. II. Gekkonidae, Phyllodactylidae, Sphaerodactylidae. Zootaxa 3981 (1): 001–055
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Vanzolini P E 1978. Lepidoblepharis in Amazonia (Sauria, Gekkonidae). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 31(13) 1978: 203-211
 
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