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Neusticurus medemi DIXON & LAMAR, 1981

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMedem's Neusticurus 
SynonymNeusticurus medemi DIXON & LAMAR 1981
Neusticurus medemi — CHÁVEZ & CATENAZZI 2014 
DistributionColombia (Vaupes), Venezuela (Neblina)

Type locality: Colombia, Vaupes, Cano Monserero, tributary of Cano Ti. The collection site is approximately 5 km WSW airline distance from Mitú, capitol of the Comisaria del Vaupes.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ICN (ICNMHN) = Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, (ICN-4525, adult male. Collected 24 April 1979, by W. W. Lamar. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Federico Medem (1912-1984) [obituary in Herpetologica 40: 468 [1984]. 
References
  • Barrio-Amorós, César L. & Brewer-Carias, Charles 2008. Herpetological results of the 2002 expedition to Sarisari–ama, a tepui in Venezuelan Guayana, with the description of five new species. Zootaxa 1942: 1-68 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • CHÁVEZ, GERMÁN & ALESSANDRO CATENAZZI 2014. A new Andean lizard of the genus Potamites (Sauria, Gymnophthalmidae) from Manu National Park, southeastern Peru. Zootaxa 3774 (1): 045–056 - get paper here
  • Dixon J R; Lamar W W 1981. A new species of microteiid lizard (genus Neusticurus) from Colombia. Journal of Herpetology 15 (3): 309-314. - get paper here
  • Marques-Souza S, Prates I, Fouquet A, et al. 2018. Reconquering the water: Evolution and systematics of South and Central American aquatic lizards (Gymnophthalmidae). Zool Scripta 47: 255–265 - 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
 
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