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Arthrosaura tyleri (BURT & BURT, 1931)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae s.l., Ecpleopodinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymPantodactylus tyleri BURT & BURT 1931: 362
Arthrosaura tyleri — HOOGMOED & AVILA-PIRES 1992: 477
Arthrosaura tyleri — MACCULLOCH et al. 2001 
DistributionVenezuelan Guiana (Mount Duida), elevation ca. 1750 m.

Type locality: Summit of Mount Duida, Venezuela.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 36645 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A small microteiid lizard with cylindrical body and tail and relatively short limbs. Distance between forelimbs and hindlimbs 1.8 times as long as a forelimb. Three supraoculars, the last one followed by one large postocular and two large supratemporals, all three bordering the parietal laterally; six supralabials, fourth under the eye. Scales on dorsal part of tail strongly keeled and mucronate. Few (12-18) temporals. Dorsum dark without a distinct pattern. Ventral and gular scales each with a dark spot [from Hooogmoed & Avila-Pires 1992: 478]. 
CommentSynonymy: Pantodactylus tyleri has been considered as a synonym of A. reticulata (e.g. by PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970). 
  • Barrio-Amorós, César L. & Brewer-Carias, Charles 2008. Herpetological results of the 2002 expedition to Sarisari–ama, a tepui in Venezuelan Guayana, with the description of five new species. Zootaxa 1942: 1-68 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Burt,C.E. & Burt,M.D. 1931. South American lizards in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History. Bull. Amer. Mus. nat. Hist. 61 (7): 227-395 - get paper here
  • Donnelly M A. MCDIARMID R W. MYERS C W. 1992. A NEW LIZARD OF THE GENUS ARTHROSAURA TEIIDAE FROM SOUTHERN VENEZUELA. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 105 (4): 821-833. - get paper here
  • Hoogmoed M S. & DE AVILA-PIRES T C S. 1992. Studies on the species of the South American lizard genus Arthrosaura Boulenger (Reptilia: Sauria: Teiidae), with the resurrection of two species [A. versteegii, Pantodactylus tyleri]. Zoologische Mededelingen 66 (16-40): 453-484. - get paper here
  • Kok, Philippe J.R. 2008. A new highland species of Arthrosaura Boulenger, 1885 (Squamata: Symnophthalmidae) from Maringma tepui on the border of Guyana and Brazil. Zootaxa 1909: 1-15 - get paper here
  • Macculloch, R. AND AMY LATHROP 2001. A New Species of Arthrosaura (Sauria: Teiidae) from the Highlands of Guyana. Carib. J. Sci. 37 (3-4): 174-181 - 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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