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Holcosus anomalus (ECHTERNACHT, 1977)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Echternacht's Ameiva 
SynonymAmeiva anomala ECHTERNACHT 1977
Ameiva anomala — RIOS et al. 2011
Holcosus anomalus — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionColombia (incl. Valle del Cauca, Chocó)

Type locality: Colombia, Cauca, Quebrada Guangui, 0.5 km above Rio Patia (Upper Rio Saija drainage), 100-200 m  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 109694 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A moderately large (maximum ob served snout-vent length 110 mm), striped Ameiva distinguished from other species of Ameiva and from all other macroteiids (Teiinae: see MacLean, 1974) by the granular ven tral scales of the chest and the resulting low number (19-23) of longitudinal rows of en larged ventral scales (Echternacht 1977). 
  • Castro-Herrera, F. & Vargas-Salinas, F. 2008. Anfibios y reptiles en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Biota Colombiana 9 (2): 251 - 277 - get paper here
  • Cortés Gómez, Angela María; Anyelet Valencia Aguilar, Diana Marcela Torres Domínguez, Lina María García Calderón, Diego Fernando Villaquirán Martínez, Andrea del Pilar Cáceres Franco, Fernando Castro Herrera 2010. Guía de los anfibios y reptiles. Área en conservación de la microcuenca Quebrada Pericos. [Valle de Cauca, Colombia]. Corporación Autónoma Regional del Valle del Cauca, Santiago de Cali: CVC, 37 pp. - get paper here
  • Echternacht, A.C. 1977. A new species of lizard of the genus Ameiva (Teiidae) from the Pacific lowlands of Colombia. Copeia 1977 (1): 1-7 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Ríos, E.E.; C.F. Hurtado P., J.T. Rengifo M., and F. Castro Herrera. 2011. LAGARTOS EN COMUNIDADES NATURALES DE DOS LOCALIDADES EN LA REGIÓN DEL CHOCÓ DE COLOMBIA. Herpetotropicos 5 (2): 85-92 - get paper here
  • Vargas-S., F. & Bolanos-L., M.E. 1999. Presencia de reptiles en la región de Anchicayá, pacifico colombiano, a través de un gradiente de deforestación. Caldasia 21 (2): 235-238 - get paper here
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