Lepidoblepharis montecanoensis MARKEZICH & TAPHORN, 1994
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|Higher Taxa||Sphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Lepidoblepharis montecanoensis MARKEZICH & TAPHORN 1994|
Lepidoblepharis montecanoensis — RÖSLER 2000: 90
|Distribution||Venezuela (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
|Types||Holotype: 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.
|Comment||Lepidoblepharis 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.
|Etymology||Named after the type locality.|
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