Salvator duseni (LÖNNBERG, 1910)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Salvator duseni?
|Higher Taxa||Teiidae, Tupinambinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Tupinambis duseni LÖNNBERG 1910|
Tupinambis rufescens — PRESCH 1973 (part.)
Tupinambis duseni — FITZGERALD et al. 1999
Salvator duseni — HARVEY et al. 2012
|Distribution||Brazil (Goias, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, S Bahia, S Tocantins), Paraguay|
Type locality: Paraná, Brazil. Map legend:
- 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.
|Types||Holotype: NRM (NHRM) 22886|
|Comment||Sympatric with T. teguixin and T. merianae (Abe et al. 1992), at least in Goias, Brazil.|
Synonymy: Paraphyletic with other Tupinambis forms (see Fitzgerald et al. 1999). FITZGERALD (1999) also noticed that T. duseni and T. rufescens are genetically very similar but morphologically different. PRESCH (1973) concluded that T. duseni was a junior synonym of T. rufescens while PÉRES & COLLI (2004) consider both as distinct species.
Distribution: See map in Oliveira-Drummond et al. 2014. Probably also in Bolivia (fide LANGSTROTH 2005).
Authorship. This species is also sometimes attributed to LÖNNBERG 1896. We haven’t checked the 1896 paper but the 1910 paper does describe T. duseni as new.
Similar species: T. rufescens.
|Etymology||Named after the collector, Dr. P. Dusén.|
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