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Dracaena paraguayensis AMARAL, 1950

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Tupinambinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Paraguay Caiman Lizard
Portuguese: Lagarto-Jacaré, Víbora-do-Pantanal 
SynonymDracaena paraguayensis AMARAL 1950: 283
Dracaena paraguayensis — VANZOLINI & VALENCIA 1966: 11
Dracaena paraguayensis — PETERS et al. 1970: 111
Dracaena paraguayensis — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 1999
Dracaena paraguayensis — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionParaguay, Brazil (Mato Grosso), Bolivia (Santa Cruz)

Type locality: São Lourenço, Mato Grosso, Brazil.  
TypesHolotype: DZSJRP (?) Departamentode Zoologia, Faculdade de Filosofia, Univ. de Sao Paulo, Brazil, No. 696; collected in April, 1950. Paratypes: IB 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Amaral, A. do. 1950. Two new South American lizards. Copeia 1950 (4): 281—284. - get paper here
  • Cacciali, Pier; Norman J. Scott, Aida Luz Aquino Ortíz, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith 2016. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Literature, Distribution, and an Annotated Taxonomic Checklist. SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF SOUTHWESTERN BIOLOGY, NUMBER 11: 1–373 - get paper here
  • Dirksen, L. & De la Riva, I. 1999. The lizards and amphisbaenians of Bolivia (Reptilia, Squamata): checklist, localities, and bibliography. Graellsia 55: 199-215 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Harvey, M. B. 1995. A preliminary list of the reptiles and amphibians of the El Refugio biological reserve. In: Forsyth, A. (ed.), A report on aspects of biodiversiy and conservation potential in El Refugio. Conservation International, Washington. Pp. 21-26.
  • HARVEY, MICHAEL B.; GABRIEL N. UGUETO & RONALD L. GUTBERLET, Jr. 2012. Review of Teiid Morphology with a Revised Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Teiidae (Lepidosauria: Squamata). Zootaxa 3459: 1–156 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
  • Scott, N.J.; P. Cacciali. 2011. Reptilia, Squamata, Teiidae, Dracaena paraguayensis Amaral, 1950: In Paraguay, Dracaena sí, Crocodilurus no. Check List 7 (1):52-52 - get paper here
  • Vanzolini,P.E. & Valencia,J. 1966. The genus Dracaena, with a brief consideration of macroteiid relationships (Sauria, Teiidae). Arquivos de Zoologia 13 [1965]: 7-35 [1965]
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