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Ptychoglossus eurylepis HARRIS & RUEDA, 1985

IUCN Red List - Ptychoglossus eurylepis - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesLargescale Lizard 
SynonymPtychoglossus eurylepis HARRIS & RUEDA 1985
Ptychoglossus eurylepis — HARRIS 1994: 241 
DistributionSW Colombia (Cordillera Occidental)

Type locality: wet forest region, 32 km by road NNW of Uribe, Cauca, Colombia. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ICN 4460 
EtymologyNamed after the large dorsal body scales (Greek “eury” = wide, broad, Greek “lepis” = scale). 
  • Harris D M; Rueda J V 1985. A new microteiid lizard (Sauria: Ptychoglossus) with exceptionally wide scales from southwestern Colombia. Lozania (No. 48) 1985: 1-6
  • Harris,D.M. 1994. Review of the teiid lizard genus Ptychoglossus. Herpetological Monographs 8: 226-275 - get paper here
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