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Tropidurus itambere RODRIGUES, 1987

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTropidurus itambere RODRIGUES 1987: 183
Tropidurus itambere — FROST et al. 2001
Tropidurus itambere — DOMINGOS et al. 2017 
DistributionSE Brazil (Sao Paulo, Paraná [HR 27: 216], Goias, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais)

Type locality: Brazil, São Paulo, Sorocaba. Lat -23.5017, Long -47.4581.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 42847 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: RODRIGUES 1987: 183.
 
CommentDiversity: Domingos et al. 2017 found 5 well-supported cryptic species within T. itambere using DNA sampling across the Brazilian Cerrado. However, they did not name or diagnose these populations morphologically.

Habitat: rocks 
Etymology“o nome da especie vem da lingua indigena tupi-guarani onde significa lagartixe de pedra.” 
References
  • Araujo, Cybele O.; Fábio Maffei, Décio T. Corrêa, Guilherme M. Moya, Bruno T. M. Nascimento, Selma Maria A. Santos 2014. Lizards from Estação Ecológica de Santa Bárbara, a remnant of Cerrado in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Check List 10 (5): 1038-10 - get paper here
  • Ávila, R.W.; R.A. Kawashita-Ribeiro. 2011. Herpetofauna of São João da Barra Hydroelectric Plant, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Check List 7 (6): 750-755 - 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
  • Domingos, Fabricius M.C.B.; Guarino R. Colli 2016. In the shadows: Phylogenomics and coalescent species delimitation unveil cryptic diversity in a Cerrado endemic lizard (Squamata: Tropidurus) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • Domingos, Fabricius M.C.B.; Guarino R. Colli, Alan Lemmon, Emily Moriarty Lemmon, Luciano B. Beheregaray 2017. In the shadows: Phylogenomics and coalescent species delimitation unveil cryptic diversity in a Cerrado endemic lizard (Squamata: Tropidurus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107: 455-465 - 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
  • 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.
  • Matos, Naiana Brito de; Milena Ferreira, Fernando de Jesus Silva, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Elinaira Santos da Silva, and Caroline Garcia 2016. Taxonomy and Evolution of Tropidurus (Iguania, Tropiduridae) Based on Chromosomal and DNA Barcoding Analysis Journal of Herpetology 50 (2): 316-326 - get paper here
  • Ribeiro, L.B.; Gomides, S.C.; Santos, A.O. & Sousa, B.M. 2007. THERMOREGULATORY BEHAVIOR OF THE SAXICOLOUS LIZARD, TROPIDURUS TORQUATUS (SQUAMATA, TROPIDURIDAE), IN A ROCKY OUTCROP IN MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL. Herp. Cons. Biol. 3 (1): 63-70 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues M T 1987. Sistematica, ecologia e zoogeografia dos Tropidurus do grupo torquatus ao sul do Rio Amazonas (Sauria, Iguanidae). Arquivos de Zoologia 31(3) 1987: 105-230 - get paper here
  • Silva-Lucas, Priscila; Iara Alves Novelli, Bernadete Maria de Sousa 2016. Assemblage of squamate reptiles in a natural remnant of Cerrado in southern Minas Gerais, Brazil Check List 12 (2): 1-9 - get paper here
  • Vaz-Silva, W. et al. 2007. Herpetofauna, Espora Hydroelectric Power Plant, state of Goiás, Brazil. Check List 3 (4): 338-345 - get paper here
 
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