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Neusticurus racenisi ROZE, 1958

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Common Venezuelan water teiid, Roze's Neusticurus
S: Lagartijo acuático de Racenis, Maskani 
SynonymNeusticurus racenisi ROZE 1958: 252
Neusticurus racenisi — PETERS et al. 1970: 207
Neusticurus racenisi — MYERS & DONNELLY 1997
Neusticurus cf. racenisi— BARRIO-AMOROS & BREWER-CARIAS 2008 
DistributionVenezuela (Bolivar), Brazil (Roraima)

Type locality: Auyantepui, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: AMNH 61008 
CommentSynonymy: Uzzell (1966) erroneously considered N. racenisi to be conspecific with N. tatei. Van Devender (1967) recognized N. racenisi and N. tatei as separate species. Avila-Pires (1995) and Donnelly and Myers (1991) provided redescriptions of N. racenisi. 
References
  • Avila-Pires, Teresa C. S. and Laurie J. Vitt. 1998. A new species of Neusticurus (Reptilia: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Rio Juruá, Acre, Brazil. Herpetologica 54 (2):235-245. - get paper here
  • Avila-Pires,T.C.S. 1995. Lizards of Brazilian Amazonia (Reptilia: Squamata). Zoologische Verhandelingen 299: 1-706 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • Donnelly M A; Myers C W 1991. Herpetological results of the 1990 Venezuelan Expedition to the summit of Cerro Guaiquinima, with new tepui reptiles. American Museum Novitates (3017): 1-54 - get paper here
  • Myers, Charles W.;Donnelly, Maureen A. 1997. A Tepui Herpetofauna on a Granitic Mountain (Tamacuari) in the Borderland Between Venezuela and Brazil: Report from the Phipps Tapirapecó Expedition. American Museum Novitates (3213): 1-71 - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR, MARCO A. & SILVANA AMARAL 2017. Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. IV. Alopoglossidae, Gymnophthalmidae Zootaxa 4269 (2): 151-196
  • 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
  • Roze, J. A. 1958. Resultados zoologicos de la expedicion de la Universidad Central de Venezuela a la region del Auyante'pui en la Guyana Venezolana, Abril de 1956. 5. Los reptiles del Auyantepui, Venezuela, basandose en las colecciones de las expediciones de Phelps-Ta Acta Biol. Venezuelica 2: 243-270.
  • Van Devender, T. R. 1969. Resurrection of Neusticurus racenisi (Sauria, Teiidae). Journal of Herpetology 3 (1-2): 105-107 - get paper here
 
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