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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
Alopoglossus angulatus RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR 2018: 32 (part) 
DistributionBrazil (Amazonas, Acre), Colombia (Amazonas), Peru (Cusco, Huánuco, Junín, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Puno and San Martín)

Type locality: Brazil, State of Amazonas, Maraã municipality, Amanã, Baré (2°28′54.95′′S, 64°42′36.98′′W)  
TypesHolotype: INPA-H 9515, male, 5 February 2001, Ana Cristina de Oliveira Cordeiro Duarte, field number RCV 01-322 (Figs 12, 13).
Paratypes: Brazil: State of Amazonas: INPA-H 9514, Amanã, Baré (2°28′54.9′′S, 64°42′37′′W), 30 January 2001, Duarte, field number RCV 01-274; INPA-H 9394, Amanã, Boa Esperança (2°29′17.6′′S, 64°45′12.9′′W), 1 February 2001, Duarte, field number RCV 01-292; INPA-H 9382, Amanã, Boa Vista (2°20′32.7′′S, 64°51′33.8′′W), 12 January 2001, Duarte, field number RCV 01-74; INPA-H 11112, 11119, two females, Maraã, Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve, Paraná Trail (2°21′42.68′′S, 65°15′35.45′′W), 9 September 2003 and 6 September 2006, Bernhard. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Alopoglossus avilapiresae is distinguished from all other species of Alopoglossus by the combination of the following characters: (1) scales on the sides of the neck non-granular, keeled, imbricate (at least medial and posterior ones phylloid), in ten to 13 transverse rows; (2) three pairs of chin shields; (3) third pair of chin shields with rounded posterior margins, in direct contact with gulars or separated from them by a row of small scales; (4) absence of a pair of medial enlarged pregular scales; (5) scales on gular region subequal in size, but varying in shape: lateral ones strongly keeled, pointed, phylloid; anterior, medial and posterior ones feebly keeled, bluntly pointed; anteriormost transverse row with scales smooth, almost rounded posteriorly, and varying from similar in size to slightly smaller than those in the proceeding rows; (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 23–29. 
CommentHabitat: leaf litter in montane, terra firme and flooded (varzea) forest. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a noun in the genitive case honoring Teresa Cristina Sauer de Ávila-Pires, in recognition of her valuable contribution to the knowledge of the Amazonian lizards. The first author of this study (M.A.R.-J.) expresses his great appreciation to T. Ávila-Pires for her valuable and constructive contribution to his personal and professional development. 
  • DIAGO-TORO, MARÍA F.; DANIELA GARCÍA-COBOS, GIOVANNI D. BRIGANTE-LUNA & JUAN D. VÁSQUEZ-RESTREPO. 2021. Fantastic lizards and where to find them: cis-Andean microteiids (Squamata: Alopoglossidae & Gymnophthalmidae) from the Colombian Orinoquia and Amazonia. Zootaxa 5067 (3): 377–400. - get paper here
  • Ribeiro-Junior, M. A., Choueri, E., Lobos, S., Venegas, P., Torres-Carvajal, O. and Werneck, F. 2020. Eight in one: morphological and molecular analyses reveal cryptic diversity in Amazonian alopoglossid lizards (Squamata: Gymnophthalmoidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 190 (1): 227–270 - get paper here
  • Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco Antônio; Shai Meiri, Antoine Fouquet 2020. A New Species of Alopoglossus Boulenger (1885) (Squamata, Alopoglossidae) from the Lowlands of the Eastern Guiana Shield, with Assessment of the Taxonomic Status of A. copii surinamensis. Journal of Herpetology 54 (4): 427-445 - get paper here
  • Ribeiro‐Júnior, M. A., Sánchez‐Martínez, P. M., Moraes, L. J. C. D. L., Oliveira, U. S. C. D., Carvalho, V. T. D., Pavan, D., ... & Meiri, S. 2021. Uncovering hidden species diversity of alopoglossid lizards in Amazonia, with the description of three new species of Alopoglossus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmoidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research - get paper here
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