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Neusticurus rudis BOULENGER, 1900

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesRed Neusticurus 
SynonymNeusticurus rudis BOULENGER 1900: 53
Neusticurus surinamensis MÜLLER 1923: 295
Neusticurus dejongi BRONGERSMA 1927: 543
Neusticurus tatei — UZZELL 1966: 283 (part)
Neusticurus rudis — UZZELL 1966: 286
Neusticurus rudis — PETERS et al. 1970: 207
Neusticurus rudis — GORZULA & SEÑARIS 1999
Neusticurus cf. rudis — LIVIGNI 2013: 378
Neusticurus surinamensis — KOK et al. 2018
Neusticurus rudis — KOK et al. 2018 
DistributionGuyana, E Venezuela (restricted to east of the Venezuelan Gran Sabana, from the slopes of Mount Roraima in Venezuela through Wayalayeng and the slopes of Maringma-tepui to Mount Ayanganna in Guyana, between 678–1500 m elevation, a region drained by tributaries of the Essequibo and Mazaruni rivers (Figure 1). Other populations provisionally referred to that species (see above and Discussion) are currently found exclusively east of the Venezuelan Gran Sabana, from Mount Wokomung in the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana to the Iwokrama Forest Reserve in Guyana between 159 and 1234 m elevation)

Type locality: Foot of Mount Roraima, Guyana, elevation 1050 m. Southern slope of Mount Roraima in Bolívar state, Venezuela, fide Kok et al. 2018.  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.31.64 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentSynonymy mostly after PETERS et al. 1970. 
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