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Euspondylus auyanensis MYERS, RIVAS & JADIN, 2009

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymEuspondylus auyanensis MYERS, FUENMAYOR & JADIN 2009
Anadia species — GORZULA 1992: 276
Anadia species b — GORZULA & SEÑARIS 1999: 115
Anadia species — MYERS & DONNELLY 2008: 88–89 
DistributionVenezuela (Bolívar)

Type locality: summit of Auyantepui, [near] ‘‘El Libertador,’’4 2325 m, Estado Bolívar, Venezuela.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1999.4799, an adult male, collected by Renaud Boistel in November or December 1998; no paratype 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyETYMOLOGY: From the tepui Auyán + -ensis (-e), a Latin adjectival suffix indicating origin or place. 
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Myers, Charles W. Rivas Fuenmayor, Gilson; Jadin, Robert C. 2009. New species of lizards from Auyantepui and La Escalera in the Venezuelan Guayana, with notes on "microteiid" hemipenes (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae). American Museum Novitates (3660): 1-32 - 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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