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Anadia brevifrontalis (BOULENGER, 1903)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Shorthead Anadia 
SynonymEuspondylus brevifrontalis BOULENGER 1903: 431
Anadia bitaeniata BURT & BURT 1930 (in error)
Euspondylus brevifrontalis — FOUQUETTE 1968
Euspondylus brevifrontalis — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 121
Anadia brevifrontalis — OFTEDAL 1974
Anadia brevifrontalis — BAUER & GÜNTHER 1994
Anadia brevifrontalis — ARREDONDO 2013 
DistributionVenezuela (Merida), elevation above 3000 m.

Type locality: Río Albarregas and Escorial, Estado Mérida, Venezuela.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1903.6.30.34, 1903.10.30.1-2 
  • Arredondo, Juan C. 2013. A new species of gymnophthalmid lizard of the genus Anadia (Gymnophthalmidae: Cercosaurinae) from Northern Andes of Colombia. Amphibia-Reptilia 34 (2): 173-184. - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M. and R. Günther 1994. An annotated type catalogue of the teiid and microteiid lizards in the Zoological Museum, Berlin (Reptilia: Squamata: Teiidae and Gymnophthalmidae). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 70:267-280 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1903. Descriptions of new lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 12: 429-435 - get paper here
  • Fouquette, M. J. 1968. Observations on the natural history of microteiid lizards from the Venezuelan Andes [Euspondylus]. Copeia 1968 (4): 881-884 - get paper here
  • Harris D M; Ayala S C 1987. A new Anadia (Sauria: Teiidae) from Colombia and restoration of Anadia pamplonensis Dunn to species status. Herpetologica 43 (2): 182-190 - 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, 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
  • Swain, T.A., F. Arp & R.D. Younkin 1980. A Preliminary Report on the Ecology of a Tropical, High Altitude Lizard, Anadia brevifrontalis Journal of Herpetology 14 (4): 321-326. - get paper here
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