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Ptychoglossus plicatus (TAYLOR, 1949)

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesTaylor's Largescale Lizard 
SynonymAlopoglossus plicatus TAYLOR 1949
Ptychoglossus plicatus — RUIBAL 1952
Ptychoglossus plicatus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 245
Ptychoglossus plicatus — KÖHLER 2000: 104
Ptychoglossus plicatus — SAVAGE & BOLAÑOS 2009
Ptychoglossus plicatus — ROVITO et al. 2015 
DistributionCosta Rica (La Lola, Limón), Panama, NW Colombia

Type locality: Morehouse Finca, 5 mi southwest of Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica.  
TypesHolotype: KU 23800 
CommentDistribution: Not in Brazil fide COSTA & BERNILS 2015. 
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  • Herrera, Yuliana Christopher and Fernández-Marín, Hermógenes 2016. Ptychoglossus plicatus (Taylor's Large-scaled Lizard) Nesting Herpetological Review 47 (4): 673-674 - 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.
  • Köhler, Gunther, Joseph Vargas, Johannes J. Köhler and Milan Vesel´y. 2013. Noteworthy distributional records of amphibians and reptiles from Costa Rica. Herpetological Review 44 (2): 280-283 - get paper here
  • Mendenhall, Chase D.; Luke O. Frishkoff, Georgina Santos-Barrera, Jesús Pacheco, Eyobed Mesfun, Fernando Mendoza Quijano, Paul R. Ehrlich, Gerardo Ceballos, Gretchen C. Daily, and Robert M. Pringle 2014. Countryside biogeography of Neotropical reptiles and amphibians. Ecology 95:856–870, - 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
  • Rovito, Sean Michael; Thomas James Devitt, Susan Cameron Devitt 2015. First survey of the amphibians and reptiles of the Nectandra Cloud Forest Reserve, Alajuela, Costa Rica. Check List 11 (2): 1570 - get paper here
  • Sánchez-Pacheco, S. J., J. V. Rueda-Almonacid, J. R. Caicedo-Portilla & S. M. Souza 2016. First record of Leposoma caparensis from Colombia, with confirmation for the presence of Ptychoglossus myersi and P. plicatus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae). Salamandra 52 (1): 53-57 - get paper here
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • Scott, N.J. 1976. The abundance and diversity of the herpetofaunas of tropical forest litter. Biotropica 8 (1): 41-58
  • Taylor, E. H. 1956. A review of the lizards of Costa Rica. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 38 (part 1): 3-322 - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1949. Two new teiid lizards from Costa Rica. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 33 (5): 271-278. - get paper here
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