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Panopa croizati (HORTON, 1973)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesHorton's Mabuya 
SynonymMabuya croizati HORTON 1973
Mabuya croizati — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Panopa croizati — HEDGES & CONN 2012: 137 
DistributionNE Venezuela (Antzoategui, Sucre: endemic to the Turimiquire Massif), Bazil (Sao Paulo)

Type locality: Venezuela, Sucre, Mt. Tutumiquire  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 29314 
CommentType Species: Mabuya croizati Horton, 1973:75 is the type species of the genus Panopa HEDGES & CONN 2012.

Behavior: diurnal

Habitat: rock-dwelling and heliophylous 
EtymologyEtymology (genus). The generic name (Panopa) is a feminine noun and is derived from the Greek adjective pan (whole, undivided) and noun lopas (flat plate), in allusion to the single (fused) frontoparietal scale. 
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