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Alopoglossus amazonius RUTHVEN, 1924

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Amazonanian Teiid 
SynonymAlopoglossus amazonius RUTHVEN 1924: 1
Pantodactylus amazonius — BURT & BURT 1931: 358)
Pantodactylus amazonius — AMARAL 1937: 193
Pantodactylus amazonicus — AMARAL 1937: 1741
Alopoglossus carinicaudatus — RUIBAL 1952: 508 (part)
Alopoglossus carinicaudatus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 15 (part)
Alopoglossus angulatus — AVILA-PIRES 1995: 307 (part)
Alopoglossus angulatus — KÖHLER et al. 2012: 176 (part)
Alopoglossus amazonius — RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR et al. 2020: 15 
DistributionBrazil (Rondonia)

Type locality: Brazil, Villa Murtinho, Matto Grosso (= Vila Murtinho, Nova Mamoré municipality, State of Rondônia; 10°23′58.6′′S, 65°21′51.8′′W).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 56853, male 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Alopoglossus amazonius is distinguished from all other species of Alopoglossus by the combination of the following characters: (1) scales on sides of neck non-granular, keeled, imbricate (at least medial and posterior ones phylloid), in nine to 13 transverse rows; (2) four pairs of chin shields; (3) third pair of chin shields irregularly trapezoidal, separated from gulars by large scales; (4) absence of a pair of medial enlarged pregular scales; (5) scales on gular region varying in shape and size: lateral ones strongly keeled, pointed, phylloid; anterior and medial ones varying from smooth to feebly keeled, phylloid; posterior ones varying from smooth to feebly keeled, almost rounded posteriorly, larger than lateral, anterior and medial ones; (6) ventral scales mucronate, imbricate, with bluntly pointed posterior margins (almost rounded), varying from smooth to feebly keeled; (7) total number of femoral pores in males 24–28 (RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR et al. 2020: 15)

Comparison with other species: Alopoglossus amazonius differs from A. atriventris, A. buckleyi, A. copii, A. embera, A. festae, A. lehmanni and A. viridiceps (in parentheses) in having scales on the sides of the neck similar in shape to dorsals, non- granular, keeled, imbricate (granular in A. atriventris and A. buckleyi; mostly granular in A. embera, A. festae, A. lehmanni and A. viridiceps; conical with apparent bare skin between conical scales in A. copii); it also differs from A. embera, A. festae and A. viridiceps in not having gulars arranged in two longitudinal rows (vs. a double longitudinal row of widened gular scales); from A. lehmanni in having dorsal scales rhomboidal, in oblique rows (vs. dorsal scales hexagonal with parallel lateral edges, in transverse rows). Alopoglossus amazonius differs from A. angulatus, A. andeanus, A. avilapiresae, A. carinicaudatus and A. collii in having four pairs of chin shields (vs. three pairs), and third pair of chin shields irregularly trapezoidal, separated from gulars by large scales [vs. third pair of chin shields with rounded posterior margins, in direct contact with gulars or separated from them by a row of small scales in A. angulatus, A. andeanus, A. avilapiresae and A. collii; third pair of chin shields irregularly quadrangular (anterior and posterior margins almost parallel) with straight posterior margins, separated from gulars by a row of small scales, in A. carinicaudatus]. Alopoglossus amazonius differs from A. meloi in having scales on sides of neck in nine to 13 transverse rows (vs. six to eight) and a higher total number of femoral pores in males (24–28 vs. 20–23) (RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR et al. 2020: 15). 
CommentSynonymy: Alopoglossus amazonius has been considered a synonym of A. carinicaudatus by Ruibal 1952 and later of angulatus until it was revalidated by RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR et al. 2020.

Distribution: see maps in KÖHLER et al. 2012, RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR 2018: 33 (Fig. 5), RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR et al. 2020: 39 (Fig. 20).

Habitat: leaf litter of lowland tropical forest, often near water. 
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