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Anadia pamplonensis DUNN, 1944

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Pamplona Anadia 
SynonymAnadia pamplonensis DUNN 1944
Anadia bitaeniata — DONOSO-BARROS 1968:116 (part.)
Anadia bitaeniata — PETERS and DONOSO-BARROS 1970:39
Anadia pulchella — OFTEDAL 1974: 235 (part.)
Anadia pamplonensis — HARRIS & AYALA 1987
Anadia pamplonensis — RIVAS-FUENMAYOR et al. 1999 
DistributionColombia (Norte de Santander), Venezuela (Tachira)

Type locality: Pamplona, Colombia.  
TypesHolotype: ANSP 20835 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. This is the only bitaeniata group species with the inner femoral pores located preanally and the entire femoral pore series confined to the proximal portion of the thigh (Fig. 2). It differs from A. bitaeniata and A. brevifrontalis, the other Andean species, by its imbricate, rather than juxtaposed or subimbricate ventral scales, lack of a subocular scale wedged between the fourth and fifth supralabials,and the uniform tan (occasionally with dark scale edges) color of the ventral surfaces. It further differs from A. pulchella and the second Santa Marta species (described below) by its less imbricate ventral scales, smaller thenar scales, and larger number of contiguous rows of spinules along the absulcal midline and the side apices of the flouncesof the hemipenes [from HARRIS & AYALA 1987]. 
CommentSynonymy: mostly after HARRIS & AYALA 1987. Listed as synonym of Anadia bitaeniata by PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970 and OFTEDAL 1974. Removed from synonymy with A. pulchella Ruthven by HARRIS & AYALA 1987. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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
  • Dunn,E.R. 1944. The lizard genus Anadia and Ptychoglossus in colombia. Caldasia 3: 63-68 - get paper here
  • Garcia-Perez J E; la Marca E 1989. Anadia pamplonensis (lagartija altiandina de tama) (NCN). Herpetological Review 20 (1): 12. - 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
  • 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
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