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Lepidoblepharis montecanoensis MARKEZICH & TAPHORN, 1994

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLepidoblepharis montecanoensis MARKEZICH & TAPHORN 1994
Lepidoblepharis montecanoensis — RÖSLER 2000: 90 
DistributionVenezuela (Paraguana Peninsula, Estado Falcon)

Type locality: Reserva Biologica de Monte Cano (11°56'-11°58' N, 69°56'-70°01' W), 3-8 km W Pueblo Nuevo, Peninsula de Paraguana, Estado Falcon, Venezuela at approximately 150 m elevation Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCNG 1234, adult male, 19 mm SVL, 17.5 mm TL, collected by A. L. Markezich on 10 December 1990.
Paratypes. Two adult and one juvenile males and one adult female from the same locality: MCZ 175913 collected by A. L. and M. J. Markezich on 2 July 1989; MCNG 1188 collected by A. L. Markezich and D. C. Taphorn on 30 November 1990; USNM 318458 (juvenile) collected by A. L. and M. J. Markezich on 7 July 1991; MCNG 1212 (gravid female) collected by A. L. Markezich on 3 December 1990. Two additional paratypes collected by A. L. Markezichon the Peninsulade Paraguana: MCNG 1445, a juvenile female from the vicinity of Cueva Piedra Honda (11°55'N, 69°59'W) on 1 August 1992; UTA 32500, a gravid female collected 1.5 km S Miraca on 2 August 1992. 
CommentLepidoblepharis montecanoensis is distinct from other short-toed Lepidoblepharis by character combinations involving snout and chin scutellation, dorsal scale morphology, and its relatively featureless color pattern.

Habitat: tropical dry forest. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
References
  • 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
  • Markezich A L. Taphorn D C. 1994. A new Lepidoblepharis (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Paraguana Peninsula, Venezuela, with comments on its conservation status. Herpetologica 50 (1): 7-14 - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
 
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