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Colobosauroides carvalhoi SOARES & CARAMASCHI, 1998

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Ecpleopodinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymColobosauroides carvalhoi SOARES & CARAMASCHI 1998
Colobosauroides carvalhoi — VECHIO et al. 2018 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: Brasil, Bahia, Municipio de Barreiras (12° 09’ S, 44° 59’ W)  
TypesHolotype: MNRJ 2565, male 
CommentColobosauroides is most closely related to the genera Anotosaura, Colobodactylus, and Colobosaura. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Antenor Leitao de Carvalho (1910-1985), a Brazilian herpetologist and ichthyologist, specialized in frogs. He became Curator of Herpetology (1941) and, eventually Vice Director. of the Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Castro, Deborah Praciano de; Sarah Mângia, Felipe de Medeiros Magalhães, David Lucas Röhr, Felipe Camurugi, Ricardo Rodrigues da Silveira Filho, Margarida Maria Xavier da Silva, John Allyson Andrade-Oliveira, Tiago Agostinho de Sousa, Frederico Gusta 2019. Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga VI: The Ubajara National Park, Ceará, Brazil. Herpetology Notes 12: 727-742 - get paper here
  • Recoder, Renato Sousa; Arnaldo Magalhães-Júnior, Juliana Rodrigues, Hugo Bonfim de Arruda Pinto, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues and Agustín Camacho 2018. Thermal Constraints Explain the Distribution of the Climate Relict Lizard Colobosauroides carvalhoi (Gymnophthalmidae) in the Semiarid Caatinga. South American Journal of Herpetology 13 (3): 248–259 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, M.T. 2003. Herpetofauna da Caatinga. In: I.R. Leal, M. Tabarelli & J.M.C. Silva (eds.). Ecologia e conservação da Caatinga, pp. 181-236. Editora Universitária, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil.
  • Soares, M. & U. CARAMASCHI 1998. Espécie nova de Colobosauroides CUNHA, LIMA-VERDE & LIMA, 1991 do estado da Bahia, Brasil (Squamata, Sauria, Gymnophthalmidae). Bol. Mus. Nac. nov. Sér., Rio deJaneiro, 388: 1-8.
  • Uchôa LR, Delfim FR, Mesquita DO, Colli GR, Garda AA, Guedes TB 2022. Lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Caatinga, northeastern Brazil: Detailed and updated overview. Vertebrate Zoology 72: 599-659 - get paper here
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