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Anadia blakei SCHMIDT, 1932

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Blake's Anadia 
SynonymAnadia blakei SCHMIDT 1932
Anadia blakei — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 40
Anadia blakei — RIVAS-FUENMAYOR et al. 1999 
DistributionVenezuela (Sucre)

Type locality: Turumiquire mountains, Estado Sucre, Venezuela, elevation 1600 m.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 17795 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Allied to Anadia bitaeniata in character of head shields, but distinguished by the lower number of scales around the body and of transverse rows of dorsals; four supraoculars; twenty-eight scales around the body; thirty-three to thirty-four from the occipitals to the second postanal row [from SCHMIDT 1932]. 
EtymologyNamed after Emmet "Bob" Reid Blake (1908-1997), an American ornithologist, who joined the Field Museum's staff (1935-1973). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Myers, Charles W. Rivas Fuenmayor, Gilson; Jadin, Robert C. 2009. New species of lizards from Auyantepui and La Escalera in the Venezuelan Guayana, with notes on "microteiid" hemipenes (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae). American Museum Novitates (3660): 1-32 - get paper here
  • Oftedal,O.T. 1974. A revision of the genus Anadia (Sauria, Teiidae). Arquivos de Zoologia, Sao Paulo 25: 203-265 - get paper here
  • Rivas Fuenmayor, Gilson; La Marca, Enrique; Oliveros, Oswaldo 1999. A new species of Anadia (Reptilia: Sauria: Gymnophthalmidae) from northeastern Venezuela. Acta Biologica Venezuelica 19 (4):27-32
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Schmidt,K.P. 1932. Reptiles and amphibians of the Mandel Venezuelan Expedition. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Zool. Ser. 18: 159-163 - get paper here
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