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Potamites juruazensis (AVILA-PIRES & VITT, 1998)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymNeusticurus juruazensis AVILA-PIRES & VITT 1998
Neusticurus juruazensis — CASTOE et al. 2004
Potamites juruazensis — DOAN & CASTOE et al. 2005
Neusticurus juruazensis — COSTA-PRUDENTE et al. 2013 
DistributionBrazil (Acre), Peru

Type locality: approximately 5 km N of Porto Walter, Acre, Brazil (8°15'31.2" S, 72°46'37.1" W), in undisturbed terra firme tropical rainforest of the Juruai River Basin  
TypesHolotype: MPEG 17775, an adult male, collected on 3 April 1996. 
CommentSympatry: Neusticurus juruazensis is sympatric with N. ecleopus. 
EtymologyAn adjective,based on the name of the river basin in which the species is found, with the "z"added for euphony. 
  • 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
  • Castoe, T.A.; Doan, T.M. & Parkinson, C.L. 2004. Data partitions and complex models in Bayesian analysis: the phylogeny of Gymnophthalmid lizards. Systematic Biology 53 (3): 448-469 - get paper here
  • Doan, T. M. & Castoe, T.A. 2005. Phylogenetic taxonomy of the Cercosaurini (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae), with new genera for species of Neusticurus and Proctoporus. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 143: 405–416.
  • Icochea, J., E. Quispitupac, A. Portilla & E. Ponce. 2001. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Southern Vilcabamba Region, Peru. pag: 131-137 + 267. In: L. E. Alonso, A. Alonso, T. S. Schulemberg and F. Dallmeier (Eds.) Biological and social assessments of the Cordillera de Vilcabamba, Peru. RAP Working Papers 12 and SI/MAB Series 6, Conservation International, Washington, D. C., 296 pp.
  • Icochea, J., E. Quispitupac, A. Portilla and E. Ponce 2001. Assessment of Amphibians and Reptiles of the Lower Urubamba Region, Peru. Pag: 129-142. In: Alonso, A., F. Dallmeier and P. Campbell (Eds.). Urubamba: The Biodiversity of a Peruvian Rainforest. SI/MAB Series # 7. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 204 pp.
  • Prudente, A.L.C.; F. Magalhães; A. Menks; J.F.M. Sarmento. 2013. Checklist of Lizards of the Juruti, state of Pará, Brazil. Check List 9 (1):42-50 - 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
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