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Ptychoglossus nicefori (LOVERIDGE, 1929)

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLoveridge's Largescale Lizard 
SynonymAnadia nicefori LOVERIDGE 1929: 99
Ptychoglossus nicefori - DUNN 1944
Ptychoglossus nicefori — PETERS et al. 1970: 245
Ptychoglossus brevifrontalis (part) - DIXON & SOINI 1975
Ptychoglossus nicefori — HARRIS 1994: 253 
DistributionColombia (eastern slopes of the Andes and gallery forests in the adjacent llanos, 150-1650 m elevation), Venezuela (Mérida).

Type locality: Río Garagoa at Macanal, eastern Andes, Colombia. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 27340 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after Brother Nicéforo María (see also P. danieli). 
References
  • BARRIO, C.L., DIAZ DE PASCUAL, A. & CHACON, A. 2003. Geographic Distribution; Sauria Ptychoglossus nicefori. Herpetological Review 34, (2): 167 - get paper here
  • Dixon, J. R.;Soini, P. 1975. The reptiles of the upper Amazon basin, Iquitos region, Peru, Part I. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Milwaukee Public Museum Contributions in Biology and Geology 4: 1-58 [1986?]
  • Dunn,E.R. 1944. The lizard genus Anadia and Ptychoglossus in colombia. Caldasia 3: 63-68
  • Harris,D.M. 1994. Review of the teiid lizard genus Ptychoglossus. Herpetological Monographs 8: 226-275 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1929. A new Anadia from Colombia with remarks on other members of the genus. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 42: 99-102 - get paper here
  • 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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