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Orosaura nebulosylvestris (MIRALLES, RIVAS, BONILLO, SCHARGEL, BARROS, GARCÍA-PEREZ & BARRIO-AMORÓS, 2009)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Venezuelan Mountain Skink
S: Lisa 
SynonymMabuya nebulosylvestris MIRALLES, FUENMAYOR, BONILLO, SCHARGEL, BARROS, GARCÍA-PEREZ & BARRIO-AMORÓS 2009
Orosaura nebulosylvestris — HEDGES & CONN 2012 
DistributionVenezuela (highlands of the coastal range and the Andean Cordillera of Mérida)

Type locality: Hotel Casa de Campo Tovar (10°24′35″N, 67°17′27″W), 1.5 km from Colonia Tovar, Pico Codazzi, Vargas state, Venezuela.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MHNLS 17093. An adult male with extruded hemipenis; collected on 5 May 2005 by G. Rivas, A. Miralles, and O. Lasso-Alcalá. 
CommentType Species: Mabuya nebulosylvestris Miralles et al., 2009:603 is the type species of the genus Orosaura HEDGES & CONN 2012. 
EtymologyThe generic name (Orosaura) is a feminine noun derived from the Greek oro (mountain) and saura (lizard), referring to the distribution of the genus in the mountains of northern Venezuela. 
References
  • Hedges, S.B. & Conn, C.E. 2012. A new skink fauna from Caribbean islands (Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuyinae). Zootaxa 3288: 1–244 - get paper here
  • MIRALLES, AURÉLIEN; GILSON RIVAS FUENMAYOR, CÉLINE BONILLO, WALTER E. SCHARGEL, TITO BARROS, JUAN E. GARCÍA-PEREZ, CÉSAR L. BARRIO-AMORÓS 2009. Molecular systematics of Caribbean skinks of the genus Mabuya (Reptilia, Scincidae), with descriptions of two new species from Venezuela. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 156 (3): 598-616 - 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
  • Señaris, J. Celsa; María Matilde Aristeguieta Padrón, Haidy Rojas Gil y Fernando J. M. Rojas-Runjaic 2018. Guía ilustrada de los anfibios y reptiles del valle de Caracas, Venezuela. Ediciones IVIC, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC). Caracas, Venezuela. 348 pp.
 
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