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Tupinambis zuliensis MURPHY, JOWERS, LEHTINEN, CHARLES, COLLI, PERES JR, HENDRY & PYRON, 2016

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Tupinambinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Maracaibo Basin Tegu Lizard 
SynonymTupinambis zuliensis MURPHY, JOWERS, LEHTINEN, CHARLES, COLLI, PERES JR, HENDRY & PYRON 2016 
DistributionVenzuela (Zulia)

Type locality: Encontrados, Zulia, Venezuela (~9.057–72.233).  
Reproductionoviparous. Duellman 2005 reports a clutch size of five from a 274 mm SVL female (cited by Murphy et al. 2016, without saying which name Duellman used). 
TypesHolotype FMNH 2599d, a 273 mm SVL male with a 537 mm tail. Collected by Ned Dearborn. 
CommentDistribution: see map in Silva et al. 2018. 
EtymologyThis lizard is named after the Venezuela state it occurs in, Zulia. 
References
  • Murphy JC, Jowers MJ, Lehtinen RM, Charles SP, Colli GR, Peres AK Jr, Peres Jr AK, Hendry CR, Pyron RA 2016. Cryptic, Sympatric Diversity in Teghttps://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9977036u Lizards of the Tupinambis teguixin Group (Squamata, Sauria, Teiidae) and the Description of Three New Species. PLoS One 11 (8): e0158542.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158542 - get paper here
  • Silva, Marcélia B.; Marco A. Ribeiro-Júnior, and Teresa C. S. Ávila-Pires 2018. A New Species of Tupinambis Daudin, 1802 (Squamata: Teiidae) from Central South America. Journal of Herpetology 52 (1): 94-110 - get paper here
 
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