Plica lumaria DONNELLY & MYERS, 1991
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Plica lumaria?
|Higher Taxa||Tropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Plica lumaria DONNELLY & MYERS 1991: 24|
Plica nigra MÄGDEFRAU 1991
Tropidurus nigra — FROST 1992
Tropidurus lumarius — MYERS & DONNELLY 2001
Plica lumaria — GORZULA & SEÑARIS 1999
Plica lumaria — FROST et al. 2001
|Distribution||S Venezuela (found only on the top of the Guaiquinima Tepui)|
Type locality: approximately 1090 m elevation, Cerro
Guaiquinima, Bolivar, Venezuela.
|Types||Holotype: AMNH 136176 (field no.CWM 18976), an adult male collected by C.W. Myers and M.A.Donnelly on February 24, 1990.|
|Comment||This species is closely related to Plica plica and characterized by a complete black upside with only small light spots. The new species differs also from Plica plica in smaller size and specific behaviour. The superciliaries are directed laterally, it lacks clusters of spines on the fold below the auditory meatus, and it has 141–156 rows of scales around mid-body and 27–33 lamellae under the fourth toe (Donnelly and Myers 1991).|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
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