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Lepidoblepharis grandis MIYATA, 1985

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymLepidoblepharis grandis MIYATA 1985
Lepidoblepharis grandis — KLUGE 1993
Lepidoblepharis grandis — RÖSLER 2000: 90 
DistributionEcuador (Pichincha)

Type locality: Ecuador, Pichincha, 3.7 km E Dos Rios (village), elevation 1190 m.  
TypesHolotype: KU 142675, adult female 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A large Lepidoblepharis (SVL of female holotype 56 mm, SVL of adult male paratype 46 mm), related to L. colombianus but larger and with two clefts in the posterior edge of the symphysial and elongate, teardrop-shaped supranasal scales nearly in contact medially. It is further characterized by subequal, conical dorsal and lateral scales, snout scales about the same size as those of the top of the head, unusually long first infralabial scales, and postsymphysials only slightly larger than other gular scales (Miyata 1985). 
  • Avila-Pires, T. C. S. 2001. A new species of Lepidoblepharis (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ecuador, with a redescription of Lepidoblepharis grandis Miyata, 1985. Occasional Paper of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 11: 1-11
  • CALDERÓN-ESPINOSA, MARTHA LUCIA & GUIDO FABIAN MEDINA-RANGEL 2016. A new Lepidoblepharis lizard (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from the Colombian Guyana shield. . Zootaxa 4067 (2): 215–232 - get paper here
  • Miyata K 1985. A new Lepidoblepharis from the Pacific slope of the Ecuadorian Andes (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Herpetologica 41 (2) 1985: 121-127 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - get paper here
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