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Cercosaura parkeri (RUIBAL, 1952)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Parker's Many-fingered Teiid
Portuguese: Lagartinho-do-Folhiço-do-Pantanal 
SynonymPantodactylus schreibersii parkeri RUIBAL 1952: 518
Pantodactylus schreibersii parkeri — MEIER 1983
Pantodactylus parkeri — TEDESCO & CEI 1999
Cercosaura parkeri — DOAN 2003
Cercosaura parkeri — LANGSTROTH 2005
Pantodactylus parkeri — BERNARDE 2016 
DistributionBolivia (Amazonas), SE lowlands of Peru, Brazil (Mato Grosso), Argentina (Tucuman, Salta)

Type locality: Buenavista, Departamento de Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Elevation: up to 2270 m (DOAN & LAMAR 2012).  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 20627, paraypes: MCZ, UMMZ, AMNH 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Differs from s. albostrigatus in not having longitudinal rows of black-tipped dorsal scales and in the females having a higher femoral pore count. It differs from s. schreibersit in having a lateral white stripe that passes through the lower half of the ear and along the side of the body. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Hampton Wildman Parker (1897-1968), an English zoologist who studied in Cambridge. 
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; LORENA ELIZABETH MARTINEZ & MARIANA MORANDO 2013. Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: an update. Zootaxa 3616 (3): 201–238 - get paper here
  • Barreto, D.S.; R.M. Valadão; C. Nogueira; C.P. Castro; V.L. Ferreira; C. Strüssmann 2012. New locality records, geographical distribution, and morphological variation in Cercosaura parkeri (Ruibal, 1952) (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from western Brazil. Check List 8(6):1365-1369 - 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
  • Bernarde, Paulo Sergio 2016. Predation on the lizard Pantodactylus parkeri Ruibal, 1952 (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) by Guira guira (Aves, Cuculidae) in the Pantanal at Pocone, Western Brazil. Herpetology Notes 9: 279-281 - get paper here
  • Doan, T.M. 2003. A new phylogenetic classification for the gymnophthalmid genera Cercosaura, Pantodactylus and Prionodactylus (Reptilia: Squamata). Zool. J. Linnean Soc. 137 (1): 101-115 - get paper here
  • Dorado-Rodrigues, T. F., Pansonato, A., Mudrek, J. R., & Strüssmann, C. 2024. Amphibians and reptiles of urban area springs in the Cerrado savannah, Brazil. Herpetology Notes, 17, 109-131
  • Gonzalez R. C. et al. 2020. Lista dos Nomes Populares dos Répteis no Brasil – Primeira Versão. Herpetologia Brasileira 9 (2): 121 – 214 - get paper here
  • Langstroth, R.P. 2005. Adiciones probables y confirmadas para la saurofauna boliviana. Kempffiana 1 (1): 101-128
  • Meier,H. 1983. Beobachtungen an einigen Teiden aus dem bolivianischen Chaco [Ameiva ameiva, Teius cyanogaster, Cnemidophorus ocellifer, Pantodactylus schreibersii, Tupinambis rufescens]. Herpetofauna 5 (26): 30-34 - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR, MARCO A. & SILVANA AMARAL 2017. Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. IV. Alopoglossidae, Gymnophthalmidae. Zootaxa 4269 (2): 151-196 - get paper here
  • Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco A. & Silvana Amaral 2016. Diversity, distribution, and conservation of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) in the Brazilian Amazonia. Neotropical Biodiversity, 2:1, 195-421 - get paper here
  • Rivas, L. R., Eversole, C. B., & Powell, R. L. 2023. Urban herpetofauna of Trinidad, Beni Department, Bolivia. Herpetology Notes, 16, 399-410
  • Ruibal, R. 1952. Revisionary studies of some South American Teiidae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 106: 475-529 (477?)-529. - get paper here
  • Tedesco M. E. and Cei J. M. 1999. Remarks on the taxonomic status of the Argentine subspecies of Pantodactylus schreibersii (Wiegmann, 1834) (Gymnophthalmidae, Scleroglossa, Squamata). Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino 16 (1–2): 309 – 320
  • Tedesco, M.E. 1998. Una nueva especie de Pantodactylus ( Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) de la provincia de Corrientes, República Argentina. Facena 14: 53-62 - get paper here
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