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Euspondylus acutirostris (PETERS, 1863)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Sharp-snouted Sun Tegus 
SynonymEcpleopus (Euspondylus) acutirostris PETERS 1863: 209
Euspondylus acutirostris — BOULENGER 1885
Euspondylus acutirostris — BAUER et al. 1995: 57 
DistributionVenezuela (Aragua, Distrito Federal, Falcón, Miranda, Yaracuy)

Type locality: “Venezuela”  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 4597 
CommentSynonymy partly that of PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “acuere” = sharp, or “acutus” = sharpened, pointed, or “acumen” = tip, or “acus” = needle; “rostrum” = beak, proboscis, or trunk. 
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Mijares-Urrutia, A., SEARIS, J. C. & A. ARENDS 2001. TaxonomÌa de algunos microtéidos (Squamata) de Venezuela, I: Variación y distribución geográfica de Euspondylus acutirostris con la descripción de un nuevo Euspondylus. Revista de BiologÌa Tropical, 48 (2/3): 671-680 [2000] - get paper here
  • Montero, Ricardo; Silvia Alejandra Moro, and Virginia Abdala 2002. CRANIAL ANATOMY OF Euspondylus acutirostris (SQUAMATA: GYMNOPHTHALMIDAE) AND ITS PLACEMENT IN A MODERN PHYLOGENETIC HYPOTHESIS. Russ. J. Herpetol. 9 (3): 215 –228 - get paper here
  • Peters, W. 1862. Über Cercosaura und die mit dieser Gattung verwandten Eidechsen aus Südamerika. Abh. Berlin Akad. 1862: 165-225
  • 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
  • Uzzell, T. 1973. A revision of lizards of the genus Prionodactylus with a new genus for P. leucostictus and notes on the genus Euspondylus (Sauria, Teiidae). Postilla 159: 1-67 - get paper here
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