Neusticurus medemi DIXON & LAMAR, 1981
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|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Medem's Neusticurus|
|Synonym||Neusticurus medemi DIXON & LAMAR 1981|
Neusticurus medemi — CHÁVEZ & CATENAZZI 2014
Neusticurus medemi — DIAGO-TORO et al. 2021
|Distribution||Colombia (Vaupes), Venezuela (Neblina)|
Type locality: Colombia, Vaupes, Cano Monserero, a tributary of Caño Tí. The collection site is approximately 75 km WSW airline distance from Mitú, capitol of the Comisaria del Vaupés.
|Types||Holotype: ICN-MHN (also as ICN) = Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, (ICN-4525, adult male. Collected 24 April 1979, by W. W. Lamar.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A species of Neusticurus with irregular scales in the frontonasal-prefrontal region; large size; supraoculars single or divided; an external auditory meatus with deeply recessed tympanum; caudal crests discontinuous,firstsix whorlsof caudals with large keeled crest scales separated ventrolaterally by two rows of small scales, laterally by three rows of small scales, and dorsally by 2-6 rows of small scales; tail strongly compressed; canthus rostralis sharply angular; translucent disc in lower eyelid divided in to several vertical segments; no calcareous spinules on flounces of hemipenis; no enlarged tubercles on nape or body; a dorsolateral paired series of 8-10 squarish browns pots from nape to above vent, the series continuous to tip of tail (Dixon & Lamar 1981).|
|Etymology||Named after Dr. Federico Medem (1912-1984) [obituary in Herpetologica 40: 468 .|
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