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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Striped Whiptail 
SynonymLacerta striata DAUDIN 1802: 247
Centropyx striatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 151
Centropyx decodon COPE 1862: 495
Centropyx Renggerii PETERS 1869: 63
Centropyx striatus — BOULENGER 1885: 340
Centropyx striatus — CUNHA 1961: 110
Kentropyx striatus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 152
Kentropyx striatus striatus — HOOGMOED 1973: 302
Kentropyx striatus viridicervis — HOOGMOED 1973: 312
Kentropyx striata — GALAGHER & DIXON 1980: 616
Kentropyx striatus — BAUER & GÜNTHER 1994
Kentropyx striata — GORZULA & SEÑARIS 1999
Kentropyx striata — DIRKSEN 2003
Kentropyx striata — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionVenezuela (Apure, Bolivar, Amazonas), Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Trinidad, Tobago ?,
Colombia, Brazil (Para, Amapa, Roraima)

Type locality: Suriname.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 4191, female
Holotype: ANSP 9557; Surinam (lectotype fide HOOGMOED 1973) [decodon]
holotype: ZMB 896 [renggerii] 
CommentHybridization: Kentropyx borkiana likely resulted from hybridization between K. calcarata and K. striata (Cole et al. 1995; Reeder et al. 2002).

Distribution: may have been erroneously reported from Bahia and Pernambuco but not recorded from there. Not in Paraguay (Cacciali et al. 2016), although the synonym Centropyx Rengerii has as type locality “Paraguay”. 
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  • Avila-Pires, Teresa C.S.; Giovanni S. Palheta, Marcelia B. Silva, Marcelo J. Sturaro 2017. Geographic Variation in Kentropyx striata (Reptilia: Teiidae): Can We Distinguish Between Isolated Populations? South American Journal of Herpetology Dec 2017, Vol. 12, No. 3: 224-235. - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M. and R. Günther 1994. An annotated type catalogue of the teiid and microteiid lizards in the Zoological Museum, Berlin (Reptilia: Squamata: Teiidae and Gymnophthalmidae). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 70:267-280 - get paper here
  • Boos, H.E.A., & Quesnel, V. 1971. Notes on Kentropyx striatus in Trinidad, West Indies. Herpetologica 27 (4); 477-481. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Coêlho, T A; De Souza, D & Kawashita-Ribeiro, R A; 2019. Kentropyx striata (Striped Whiptail Lizard) Predation. Herpetological Review 50 (3): 578 - get paper here
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  • Cole, Charles J.; Carol R. Townsend, Robert P. Reynolds, Ross D. MacCulloch, and Amy Lathrop 2013. Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: illustrated keys, annotated species accounts, and a biogeographic synopsis. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125 (4): 317-578; plates: 580-620 - get paper here
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