Kentropyx vanzoi GALLAGHER & DIXON, 1980
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|Higher Taxa||Teiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Gallagher's Kentropyx|
Portuguese: Calango, Calanguinho, Calanguinho-Listrado
|Synonym||Kentropyx vanzoi GALLAGHER & DIXON 1980|
Kentropyx vanzoi — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 1999
Kentropyx vanzoi— PIANKA & VITT 2003: 36
Kentropyx vanzoi — HARVEY et al. 2012
|Distribution||C Brazil (Mato Grosso), Bolivia (Santa Cruz)|
Type locality: base camp Royal Society of London expedition to Mato Grosso (12° 51’ S, 51° 46’ W)
|Types||Holotype: MZUSP 36924|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. 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.|
|Etymology||Named 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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