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Arthrosaura montigena MYERS & DONNELLY, 2008

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae s.l., Ecpleopodinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymArthrosaura montigena MYERS & DONNELLY 2008 
DistributionVenezuela (Auyantepui)

Type locality: summit of Auyantepui at 5°58’N, 62°33’W (AMNH– TERRAMAR Camp 4), 1600 m elevation, Bolívar, Venezuela.  
TypesHolotype: EBRG 2905 (field no. CWM 19354), an adult female, collected February 22, 1994, AMNH–TERRAMAR Expedition.
PARATYPE: AMNH 140230 (CWM 19165), a male from summit of Auyantepui at 5°51’N, 62°32’W (AMNH–TERRAMAR Camp 1), 1700 m, Bolívar, Venezuela, collected February 7, 1994, AMNH–TERRAMAR Expedition. Figure 53. 
EtymologyThe specific name monti- gena is an adjective meaning ‘‘mountain born’’. It is derived from the Latin noun mons (‘‘mountain’’) + the adjective-forming suffix -genus (‘‘born or produced in a certain place’’). 
  • Avila-Pires T, Hoogmoed M, Silva M 2018. First records in Brazil for Arthrosaura versteegii van Lidth de Jeude, 1904 (Reptilia, Gymnophthalmidae), a possible species complex, and distribution extension for Arthrosaura montigena Myers & Donnelly, 2008, in Venezuela. Check List 14(4): 569-577 - get paper here
  • Myers, Charles W.;Donnelly, Maureen A. 2008. The Summit Herpetofauna Of Auyantepui, Venezuela: Report From The Robert G. Goelet American Museum-Terramar Expedition. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 308: 1-147 - 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
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