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Ptychoglossus romaleos HARRIS, 1994

IUCN Red List - Ptychoglossus romaleos - Data Deficient, DD

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymPtychoglossus romaleos HARRIS 1994 
DistributionColombia (W Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta)

Type locality: forest edge at 1800-2000 m elevation on the crest of Cuchilla Hierbabuena in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, four airline km SSE of San Pedro de la Sierra, Magdalena, Colombia. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ICN 5639 
EtymologyNamed after the greek "romaleos" = strong bodied, referring to the robust, long-legged appearance, in comparison to the other species of Ptychoglossus. 
  • Harris,D.M. 1994. Review of the teiid lizard genus Ptychoglossus. Herpetological Monographs 8: 226-275 - get paper here
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