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Alopoglossus bicolor (WERNER, 1916)

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Higher TaxaAlopoglossidae, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Werner's Largescale Lizard 
SynonymGonioptychus bicolor WERNER 1916: 306
Proctoporus bicolor — BURT & BURT 1931
Ptychoglossus bicolor — UZZELL 1958
Ptychoglossus bicolor — PETERS et al. 1970: 244
Ptychoglossus bicolor — HARRIS 1994: 234
Ptychoglossus bicolor — MEZA-JOYA et al. 2014
Alopoglossus bicolor — HERNÁNDEZ-MORALES et al. 2020 
DistributionColombia (upper Magdalena Velley, elevation between 1500 and 2100 m)

Type locality: Cañon del Tolima, Colombia.  
TypesHolotype: MZM (Landesmuseum Brno, Czechoslovakia (unlocated) 
EtymologyPresumably named after the two colors on the dorsal and ventral sides of the species. 
  • Carvajal-Cogollo, J.E.; L.E. Rojas-Murcia. & G. Cárdenas-Arévalo 2020. Reptiles del Caribe colombiano/ Reptiles of the Colombian Caribbean. Tunja: Editorial UPTC, 268 pp. - get paper here
  • Castillo-Rodríguez & Galeano, M.Á.M. 2017. Ptychoglossus bicolor (Werner's Large-scaled Lizard) Predation. Herpetological Review 48 (3): 658-659. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Harris,D.M. 1994. Review of the teiid lizard genus Ptychoglossus. Herpetological Monographs 8: 226-275 - get paper here
  • Hernández-Morales, C., Sturaro, M.J., Nunes, P.M.S., Lotzkat, S. and Peloso, P.L. 2020. A species‐level total evidence phylogeny of the microteiid lizard family Alopoglossidae (Squamata: Gymnophthalmoidea). Cladistics - get paper here
  • Meza-Joya, Fabio Leonardo; Eliana Ramos-Pallares, Carlos Hernández-Jaimes. 2014. Ptychoglossus bicolor (Werner 1916). Lagarto de Werner, lagarto pechirrojo. Catálogo de Anfibios y Reptiles de Colombia 2 (2): 24-29 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
  • Uzzell, Thomas M., Jr 1958. Generic status of the Teiid lizard Gonioptychus bicolor Werner. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (592): 1-4 - get paper here
  • Werner,F. 1916. Bemerkungen über einige niedere Wirbeltiere der Anden von Kolumbien mit Beschreibungen neuer Arten. Zool. Anz. 47: 301-311 - get paper here
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