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Tropidurus chromatops HARVEY & GUTBERLET, 1998

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesPortuguese: Calango, Calango-de-Máscara-Azul, Papa-Vento 
SynonymTropidurus chromatops HARVEY & GUTBERLET 1998
Tropidurus chromatops — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 1999
Tropidurus chromatops — MORAIS et al. 2014
Tropidurus chromatops — RIVAS et al. 2023 
DistributionBolivia (Santa Cruz, Serrania de Huanchaca; granit inselbergs in the Bajo Paragua Forest Reserve, Beni), Brazil (Mato Grosso)

Type locality: rocky outcrops along the trail ascending the northern slope of Serrania de Huanchaca, Parque Nacional Noel Kempff Mercado. Provincia Velasco, Dept. Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Lat -13.6167°, Long -60.9167°.  
TypesHolotype: UTA R-39605 (field tag M. B. Harvey 5013), an adult male collected by James Aparicio E. and Michael B. Harvey on 22 September 1995. Paratypes. Three males, nine females, and three juveniles (UTA R-39603-04; NK R-1075-85) collected from the Serrania de Huanchaca and granitic inselbergs in the Bajo Paraguá Forest Reserve by Michael B. Harvey in October 1994 and Lucindo Gonzales A., Ingrid Fernandes, and Gustavo J. Scrocchi from Campamento Los Torres, December, 1995. 
CommentHabitat: rocks

Distribution: See Carvalho et al. 2018: 32 (Fig. 12) for a map. 
  • Carvalho, André L.G.; Luis Rolando Rivas, Ricardo Céspedes, and Miguel T. Rodrigues 2018. A New Collared Lizard (Tropidurus: Tropiduridae) Endemic to the Western Bolivian Andes and Its Implications for Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests. American Museum Novitates (3896): 1-56. - get paper here
  • CARVALHO, ANDRÉ LUIZ GOMES DE 2013. On the distribution and conservation of the South American lizard genus Tropidurus Wied-Neuwied, 1825 (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Zootaxa 3640 (1): 042–056 - get paper here
  • Dirksen, L. 2003. Das Leguanportrait: Tropidurus chromatops HARVEY & GUTBERLET 1998. Iguana Rundschreiben 16 (2): 8-12
  • Dirksen, L. & De la Riva, I. 1999. The lizards and amphisbaenians of Bolivia (Reptilia, Squamata): checklist, localities, and bibliography. Graellsia 55: 199-215 - get paper here
  • Frost, Darrel R., Miguel T. Rodrigues, Taran Grant, and Tom A. Titus 2001. Phylogenetics of the Lizard Genus Tropidurus (Squamata: Tropiduridae: Tropidurinae): Direct Optimization, Descriptive Efficiency, and Sensitivity Analysis of Congruence Between Molecular Data and Morphology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 21 (3): 352–371 - get paper here
  • Gonzalez R. C. et al. 2020. Lista dos Nomes Populares dos Répteis no Brasil – Primeira Versão. Herpetologia Brasileira 9 (2): 121 – 214 - get paper here
  • Harvey, M. B. & R. L. J. Gutberlet 1998. Lizards of the genus Tropidurus (Iguania: Tropiduridae) from the Serrania de Huanchaca, Bolivia: new species, natural history, and a key to the genus. Herpetologica 54 (4): 493-520. - get paper here
  • HARVEY, Michael B. & RONALD L. GUTBERLET JR 2000. A phylogenetic analysis of the tropidurine lizards (Squamata: Tropiduridae), including new characters of squamation and epidermal microstructure. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 128: 189–233. - get paper here
  • Morais, Carlos José S.; André Felipe Barreto-Lima, Pedro T. Dantas, Fabrícius M. C. B. Domingos, Roger M. D. Ledo, Davi L. Pantoja, Heitor C. de Sousa, Guarino R. Colli 2014. First records of Tropidurus callathelys and T. chromatops (Reptilia: Squamata: Tropiduridae) in Brazil. Check List 10 (5): 1213-1217 - get paper here
  • Rivas LR, Ojopi GA, Eversole CB, Powell RL, Callapa G 2023. Tropidurus chromatops Harvey & Gutberlet, 1998 (Squamata, Tropiduridae): first records from and range extension to the Beni Department, Bolivia. Check List 19(4): 549-553 - get paper here
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