Psilops mucugensis RODRIGUES, RECODER, TEIXEIRA JR, ROSCITO, GUERRERO, SALES-NUNES, FREITAS, FERNANDES, BOCCHIGLIERI, VECHIO, FORTES-LEITE, CAMPOS NOGUEIRA, DAMASCENO, MACHADO PELLEGRINO, SUZART-ARGÔLO & AMARO, 2017
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|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Gymnophthalminae), Gymnophthalmini, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Psilops mucugensis RODRIGUES, RECODER, TEIXEIRA JR, ROSCITO, GUERRERO, SALES-NUNES, FREITAS, FERNANDES, BOCCHIGLIERI, VECHIO, FORTES-LEITE, CAMPOS NOGUEIRA, DAMASCENO, MACHADO PELLEGRINO, SUZART-ARGÔLO & AMARO 2017|
Type locality: Fazenda Três Irmãos (12°53'06"S 41°31'41"W, 1075 m above sea level, hereafter elevation), district of Guiné, municipality of Mucugê, Serra do Espinhaço (Chapada Diamantina), Bahia, Brazil
|Types||Holotype. MZUSP 106188, adult male, collected by M.A. Freitas and T.F. Santos Silva on October 5th 2005 (field number MTR 11787).|
Paratypes. MZUSP 96918, 106187 (field number MTR 11520–21), collected on 8th October 2005 in the same locality and collectors as for the holotype.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Psilops mucugensis differs from P. paeminosus (data in parenthesis) by having a higher number of smooth subcaudal scales, 7–14 (3–7), a higher number of total pores, 16–20 (14–16), two conspicuous dorsolateral white stripes running from supraciliaries to the tail (absent), a bright red tail (brownish in adults) and longer forelimbs, 25.9% SVL (21.5% SVL). Psilops mucugensis differs from P. seductus sp. nov. (described below, data in parenthesis) by having lower number of scale rows around midbody, 17–21 (22), a higher number of subdigital lamellae under Finger IV, 16–19 (13–16) and Toe IV, 11–14 (9–11), a higher number of smooth subcaudal scales, 7–14 (2–5), a higher number of total pores, 16–20 (10–13), a larger foot, 17.6% SVL (14.8% SVL), and by the presence of calcified spines (absent) and by lacking papillae ornamenting the hemipenial flounces (present).|
|Comment||Habitat: At Miguel Calmon it is found at high altitude open areas over quartzite sandy soils (1140 m asl), while at Morro do Chapéu, the single specimen was found within a semi-deciduous montane open forest (1270 m asl) (Fig. 7). At Mucugê it was found at a flat plateau (1100 m a.s.l.) covered by a type of low semi-deciduous arborescent vegetation. At Palmeiras it was found in areas of rocky grasslands campos rupestres.|
|Etymology||Named after the type locality, Mucugê, at Chapada Diamantina, Bahia.|
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