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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae s.l., Ecpleopodinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Muller's Tegu 
SynonymHylosaurus percarinatus MÜLLER 1923: 146
Leposoma taeniata NOBLE 1923: 303
Hylosaurus muelleri MERTENS 1925: 76
Leposoma percarinatum — BURT & BURT 1931: 349
Leposoma percarinatum — PETERS et al. 1970: 165
Leposoma percarinatum — GORZULA & SEÑARIS 1999
Lepidosoma percarinatum [sic] — KUHN & SCHMIDT 2003
Leposoma percarinatum — CASTOE et al. 2004
Leposoma percarinatum — RIBEIRO-JUNIOR & AMARAL 2016
Loxopholis percarinatum — GOICOECHEA et al. 2016 
DistributionGuyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Venezuela, SE Colombia,
Brazil (Amapa, Para, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Rio Negro, Roroima, Rondonia), Bolivia (Pando)

Type locality: Peixeboi, Estado do Pará, Brazil.  
ReproductionParthenogenetic, triploid species. It has been suggested that L. guianense and L. parietale are the parent species of L. percarinatum. Synonymy after Peters et al. 1970. Pellegrino et al. 2011 found a diploid lineage within L. percarinatum, suggesting a species complex. Souza et al. 2015 described bisexual populations. Brunes et al. 2019 described populations of diploid and triploid clones and bisexual populations. 
TypesHolotype: ZSM 140/1911, female 
CommentDistribution: Presence in Bolivia unclear; there seem to be no published specific localities (T. Doan, pers. comm.). 
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  • Goicoechea, N., Frost, D. R., De la Riva, I., Pellegrino, K. C. M., Sites, J., Rodrigues, M. T. and Padial, J. M. 2016. Molecular systematics of teioid lizards (Teioidea/Gymnophthalmoidea: Squamata) based on the analysis of 48 loci under tree-alignment and similarity-alignment. Cladistics, doi: 10.1111/cla.12150 - get paper here
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