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Bachia guianensis HOOGMOED & DIXON, 1977

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae, Bachiinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Guyana Bachia 
SynonymBachia guianensis HOOGMOED & DIXON 1977
Bachia guianensis — GORZULA & SEÑARIS 1999 
DistributionVenezuela (Bolivar), Colombia [Castro,F. (pers. comm.)]

Type locality: Venezuela, Bolivar, Guri (7°46'N, 63°W)  
TypesHolotype: RMNH 17817, female 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A member of the heteropa-group with hexagonal, somewhat imbricate d orsal scales, and rectangular, juxtaposed lateral and ventral scales; four clawed digits on each of the four limbs; supraoculars and prefontals
present, interparietal absent.
CommentDistribution: see map in Ribeiro-Júnior et al. 2016: 153 (Fig. 4). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Gorzula, Stefan & Senaris, J. Celsa 1999. In: Contribution to the herpetofauna of the Venezuelan Guayana. I: a data base. Scientia Guaianae, Caracas, No. 8 [1998], 269+ pp.; ISBN 980-6020-48-0
  • Hoogmoed,M.S. & Dixon,J.R. 1977. A new species of Bachia (Teiidae, Sauria) from Estado Bolivar, Venezuela, with notes on the zoogeography of the genus. Zoologische Mededelingen 51: 25-31 - get paper here
  • López-Perilla, Yeny Rocío, Guido F. Medina-Rangel and Luis Eduardo Rojas-Murcia. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Bachia guianensis (Guyana bachia). Herpetological Review 45 (2): 282 - get paper here
  • Medina-Rangel, Guido F. and Martha L. Calderón. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Bachia guianensis (Guyana bachia). Herpetological Review 44 (3): 474 - get paper here
  • Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco A.; Marcélia B. da Silva, and Jucivaldo D. Lima 2016. A New Species of Bachia Gray 1845 (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Eastern Guiana Shield. Herpetologica 72 (2): 148-156. - 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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