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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCnemidophorus parecis COLLI et al. 2003
Cnemidophorus parecis — ARIAS et al. 2011
Ameiva parecis — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionBrazil (Rondônia)

Type locality: Fazenda Cachoeira (12° 32’ 07” S, 60° 25’ 36” W), 50 km NW of Vilhena, Rondônia, Brazil, elevation 612 m.  
TypesHolotype: UNB 09811 (also as CHUNB for the Coleção Herpetológica) 
CommentBisexual with sexual dimorphism.

Group: this species belongs to the ocellifer group, however, this has been questioned by ARIAS et al. 2011.

Distribution: Probably also in Bolivia (fide LANGSTROTH 2005). 
EtymologyNamed after the Western Brazilian highlands, Chapada dos Parecis which is named after the Paresi indigenous people. 
  • ARIAS, FEDERICO; CELSO MORATO DE CARVALHO, MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES & HUSSAM ZAHER 2011. Two new species of Cnemidophorus (Squamata: Teiidae) from the Caatinga, Northwest Brazil. Zootaxa 2787: 37–54 - get paper here
  • Colli, G.R. et al. 2003. A critically endangered new species of Cnemidophorus (Squamata, Teiidae) from a Cerrado enclave in southwestern Amazonia, Brazil. Herpetologica 59 (1): 76-88 - get paper here
  • Colli, Guarino R.; Lilian G. Giugliano, Daniel O. Mesquita, and Frederico G. R. França 2009. A NEW SPECIES OF CNEMIDOPHORUS FROM THE JALAPÃO REGION, IN THE CENTRAL BRAZILIAN CERRADO. Herpetologica 65 (3): 311-327 - get paper here
  • Giugliano, L. G., Nogueira, C., Valdujo, P. H., Collevatti, R. G., Colli, G. R. 2013. Cryptic diversity in South American Teiinae (Squamata, Teiidae) lizards. Zoologica Scripta 42 (56): 473–487, doi:10.1111/zsc.12017 - get paper here
  • Giugliano, L.G.; E.P.B. Contel, G.R. Colli 2006. Genetic variability and phylogenetic relationships of Cnemidophorus parecis (Squamata, Teiidae) from Cerrado isolates in southwestern Amazonia. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 34 (5): 383-391 - get paper here
  • HARVEY, MICHAEL B.; GABRIEL N. UGUETO & RONALD L. GUTBERLET, Jr. 2012. Review of Teiid Morphology with a Revised Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Teiidae (Lepidosauria: Squamata). Zootaxa 3459: 1–156 - get paper here
  • Langstroth, R.P. 2005. Adiciones probables y confirmadas para la saurofauna boliviana. Kempffiana 1 (1): 101-128
  • Morato, Sérgio Augusto Abrahão; Guilherme Nunes Ferreira; Michela Rossane Cavilha Scupino (eds.) 2018. Herpetofauna da Amazônia Central: Estudos na FLONA de Saracá-Taquera. Curitiba, Pr: STCP Engenharia de Projetos Ltda.; Porto Trombetas, Pa: MRN – Mineração Rio do Norte S.A., 2018.<br />210p. - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR, MARCO A., SILVANA AMARAL 2016. Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. III. Anguidae, Scincidae, Teiidae. Zootaxa 4205 (5): 401–430 - get paper here
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