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Ptychoglossus festae (PERACCA, 1896)

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesPeracca's Largescale Lizard 
SynonymDiastemalepis festae PERACCA 1896: 2
Ptychoglossus festae — PERACCA 1896
Ptychoglossus festae — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 244
Ptychoglossus festae — KÖHLER 2000: 104 
DistributionN Colombia, E Panama

Type locality: Río Cianati, Darién, Panama.  
TypesHolotype: MRSN (= MSNTO) R228 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Enrico Festa (1868-1939), an Italian zoologist. He visited Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria (1893) and collected in Panama and Ecuador (1895-1898). He worked for Museo e Instituto di Zoologia Sistematica dell'Universita di Torino (1899-1923) as Deputy Assistant Professor (1899), retiring as Honorary Vice Director (Beolens et al. 2011: 89). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Harris,D.M. 1994. Review of the teiid lizard genus Ptychoglossus. Herpetological Monographs 8: 226-275 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Medina-Rangel, Guido F. and Yeny Rocío López-Perilla. 2014. Ptychoglossus festae (Peracca's largescale lizard) nesting. Herpetological Review 45 (3): 504 - get paper here
  • Peracca, M. G. 1896. Descrizione di un nuovo genere e di una nuova specie di Teiidae raccolta nel Darien dal dott. E. Festa. Boll. Mus. Zool. Comp. Anat. Univ. Torino 11 (235): 1-4.
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
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