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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. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A Tupinambis with (1) five supraoculars, the second is the longest and the largest in area; (2) last supraocular contacts two ciliaries; (3) ventral side of head with mottling and black spots; (4) largest prefemoral scales are taller than long, juxtaposed to slightly imbricate, and quadrangular to slightly hexagonal; (5) supratemporal scales two or three in a single row; (6) three or more occipitals at interparietal; (7) rostral barely visible from dorsal view; (8) dor- sum with indistinct transverse bands with longitudinal rows of white to yellow spots; (9) the anterior corner of the orbit is usually over upper labial four. This species correspond to clade three.

Comparisons. Tupinambis zuliensis sp. n. can be distinguished from T. teguixin and T. cryptus by having the second supraocular the longest and the largest in area (the other two species have the first supraocular the longest and the second is largest in area). It can be distinguished from T. cuzcoensis by having the post mental longer than the first pair of chin shields (it is shorter than the first pair of chin shields in T. cuzcoensis). 
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 Tegu 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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