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Tropidurus pinima (RODRIGUES, 1984)

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTapinurus pinima RODRIGUES 1984: 368
Tropidurus pinima — FROST 1992
Tropidurus pinima — FROST et al. 2001 
DistributionType locality: Brazil, Bahia, Santo Inacio

Type locality: “Brasil: Bahia: Santo Ináclo”, Lat -11.1000, Long -42.7333.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 56165, male.
Paratypes: MZUSP 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: “Dorso castanho escurc com tres faixas longitudlnnls claras. uma medio- dorsal e uma dorsolateral de cada lade. Entre elns duns series de malhas amarelas arredondudus e alinhadas Iongitudinalmente. Face dorsal des memo bros com manchas amarelas arredondadas e com escamas lisas ou muito ligeiramente carenadas, sem mucro. Serrilha do larso com quilhas altas e mucro pouco pronunciado [RODRIGUES 1984]. 
CommentTapinurus helenae is easily distinguished from the other two known species, T. semitaeniatus and T. pinima, by its interrupted middorsal stripe.

Habitat: rocks 
Etymology 
References
  • 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
  • CUNHA PASSOS, DANIEL; DANIEL CASSIANO LIMA, & DIVA MARIA BORGES-NOJOSA 2011. A new species of Tropidurus (Squamata, Tropiduridae) of the semitaeniatus group from a semiarid area in Northeastern Brazil. Zootaxa 2930: 60–68 - get paper here
  • Frost, Darrel R. 1992. Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomy of the Tropidurus group of lizards (Iguania: Tropidurudae). American Museum Novitates (3033): 1-68 - 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
  • Manzani P R.; ABE A S. 1990. A NEW SPECIES OF TAPINURUS FROM THE CAATINGA OF PIAUI NORTHEASTERN BRAZIL SQUAMATA TROPIDURIDAE [Tapinurus helenae]. Herpetologica 46 (4): 462-467. - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, M.T. 2003. Herpetofauna da Caatinga. In: I.R. Leal, M. Tabarelli & J.M.C. Silva (eds.). Ecologia e conservação da Caatinga, pp. 181-236. Editora Universitária, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil.
  • Rodrigues,M.T. 1984. Sobre Platynotus Wagler, 1830, pré-ocupado substituido por Tapinurus Amaral, 1933 , com a descripcao de uma nova especie (Sauria, Iguanidae). Pap. Avulsos Zool., Sao Paulo 35: 367-373.
  • Xavier, Maria Aldenise and Dos Reis Dias, Eduardo Jose 2017. Tropidurus pinima Saurochory Herpetological Review 48 (1): 202-203 - get paper here
  • Xavier, Maria Aldenise; Eduardo José dos Reis Dias 2017. Ecology of endemic and saxicolous lizard Tropidurus pinima (Rodrigues, 1984) from Caatinga domain, Brazil Herpetology Notes 10: 491-492 - get paper here
 
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