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Kentropyx vanzoi GALLAGHER & DIXON, 1980

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Gallagher's Kentropyx
Portuguese: Calango, Calanguinho, Calanguinho-Listrado 
SynonymKentropyx vanzoi GALLAGHER & DIXON 1980
Kentropyx vanzoi — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 1999
Kentropyx vanzoi— PIANKA & VITT 2003: 36
Kentropyx vanzoi — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionC Brazil (Mato Grosso), Bolivia (Santa Cruz)

Type locality: base camp Royal Society of London expedition to Mato Grosso (12° 51’ S, 51° 46’ W)  
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 36924 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Kentropyx vanzoi is distinguished from K. striata and K. borckiana by having granular dorsal scales at midbody that gradually increase in size from the ventral scutes to middorsal line, rather than enlarged keeled dorsal scales at midbody and granular lateral scales; distinguished from K. altamazonica, K. calcarata and K. pelviceps by having four to five distinct dorsolateral light stripes (per side) rather than zero to two (K. altamazonica usually two, occasionally one; K, calcarata usually one, occasionally two; K. pelviceps usually one incomplete, often none); distinguished from K. viridistriga and K. paulensis by having 8-1 1 femoral pores rather than 17-27 and 15-22, respectively.
EtymologyNamed after Professor Dr. Paulo Emilio Vanzolini (1924-2013), a zoologist and herpetologist, who worked at the American Museum of Natural History, New York (late 1970s-1980s). 
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  • Gallagher D S & DIXON J R. 1992. Taxonomic revision of the South American lizard genus Kentropyx Spix (Sauria, Teiidae). Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino 10 (1): 125-171
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  • 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
  • Montero, R., G. SCROCCHI, M. E. MONTAÑO & I. M. FERNÁNDEZ S. 1995. Nuevas citas de saurios, anfisbénidos y ofidios para Bolivia. Cuadernos de Herpetología 9 (1): 7-13. - get paper here
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  • Santos, Marina Meireles dos; Robson Waldemar Ávila and Ricardo Alexandre Kawashita-Ribeiro. 2011. Checklist of the amphibians and reptiles in Nobres municipality, Mato Grosso state, central Brazil. Herpetology Notes 4: 55-461 - get paper here
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