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Ptychoglossus danieli HARRIS, 1994

IUCN Red List - Ptychoglossus danieli - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesDaniel's Largescale Lizard 
SynonymPtychoglossus danieli HARRIS 1994
Ptychoglossus festae - BURT & BURT 1931
Ptychoglossus danieli — PELOSO & AVILA-PIRES 2010 
DistributionColombia (temperate uplands [1500 - 2000 m] of the northern Central Cordillera, Antioquia)

Type locality: Heliconia, Antioquia, Colombia, 1500 m elevation. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MLS 2000 (= CSJ 221) 
EtymologyNamed after Brother Daniel Julián Gonzáles, successor to Brother Apolinar Maria and Nicéforo María as director of the Museum at Instituto La Salle, Bogotá, and for many years director of the museum at Colegio San José, Medellín. 
  • Harris,D.M. 1994. Review of the teiid lizard genus Ptychoglossus. Herpetological Monographs 8: 226-275 - get paper here
  • Peloso, Pedro L. V. and Teresa C. S. Avila-Pires 2010. Morphological Variation in Ptychoglossus brevifrontalis Boulenger, 1912 and the Status of Ptychoglossus nicefori (Loveridge, 1929) (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae. Herpetologica 66 (3): 357-372 - get paper here
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