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Vanzosaura multiscutata (AMARAL, 1933)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Gymnophthalminae), Gymnophthalmini, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymGymnophthalmus multiscutatus AMARAL 1933
Gymnophthalmus multiscutatus — VANZOLINI 1974: 68
Gymnophthalmus multiscutatus — VANZOLINI 1991
Vanzosaura multiscutatus — RODRIGUES 1991: 340
Vanzosaura multiscutatus — RECODER et al. 2014
Vanzosaura multiscutata — COSTA & BÉRNILS 2015 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia, Ceara, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Paraíba, Piauí, Sergipe, Rio Grande do Norte)

Type locality: municipality of Senhor do Bonfim, (10°27′S; 40°11′W), state of Bahia, Brazil  
TypesType: MZUSP 40079, adult male, collected by E. Garbe on 1908. 
CommentSynonymy: Vanzosaura multiscutatus has been synonymized with V. rubricauda, but revalidated by RECODER et al. 2014. 
EtymologyThe generic name is a homage to Dr. Paulo Emílio Vanzolini (1924-2013), one of the most distinguished Brazilian zoologists. About Vanzolini see Heyer (2004), Bastos & Sa 2011, and Dirksen 2013. The specific names is derived from Latin “ruber” = red, and “cauda” = tail, for its red tail. 
  • Amaral, A. do 1933. Estudos sobre Lacertilios neotropicos. I. novos generos e especies de largartos do Brasil. Mem. Inst. Butantan 7 [1932]: 51-75 - get paper here
  • Calixto PO, Morato SAA 2017. Herpetofauna recorded by a fauna rescue program in a Caatinga area of João Câmara, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Check List 13 (5): 647-657 - get paper here
  • Costa, Henrique Caldeira & Renato Silveira Bérnils 2015. Répteis brasileiros: lista de espécies 2015 Herpetologia Brasileira 4 (3): 75-93
  • Recoder, Renato Sousa; Fernanda De Pinho Werneck, Mauro Teixeira Jr, Guarino Rinaldi Colli, Jack Walter Sites Jr and Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2014. Geographic variation and systematic review of the lizard genus Vanzosaura (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae), with the description of a new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171 (1): 206–225 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, M. T. 1991. Herpetofauna das dunas interiores do Rio Sào Francisco, Bahia, Brazil. III. Procellosaurinus: um novo genero de microteiideos sem palpebra, com a redefinicao do genero Gymnophthalmus (Sauria, Teiidae). Papéis Avulsos Zoology (Sao Paulo) 37 (21): 329-342
  • Santos Caldas, Francis Luiz; Taís Borges Costa, Daniel Orsi Laranjeiras, Daniel Oliveira Mesquita, Adrian Antonio Garda 2016. Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga V: Seridó Ecological Station (Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil) Check List 12 (4): DOI: - get paper here
  • Vanzolini P E. CARVALHO C M D. 1991. Two sibling and sympatric species of Gymnophthalmus in Roraima, Brazil (Sauria: Teiidae). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 37 (12): 173-226
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