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Potamites juruazensis (AVILA-PIRES & VITT, 1998)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymNeusticurus juruazensis AVILA-PIRES & VITT 1998
Neusticurus juruazensis — CASTOE et al. 2004
Potamites juruazensis — DOAN & CASTOE 2005
Neusticurus juruazensis — COSTA-PRUDENTE et al. 2013 
DistributionBrazil (Acre), Peru

Type locality: approximately 5 km N of Porto Walter, Acre, Brazil (8°15'31.2" S, 72°46'37.1" W), in undisturbed terra firme tropical rainforest of the Juruai River Basin  
TypesHolotype: MPEG 17775, an adult male, collected on 3 April 1996. 
CommentSympatry: Neusticurus juruazensis is sympatric with N. ecleopus. 
EtymologyAn adjective,based on the name of the river basin in which the species is found, with the "z"added for euphony. 
  • Avila-Pires, Teresa C. S. and Laurie J. Vitt. 1998. A new species of Neusticurus (Reptilia: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Rio Juruá, Acre, Brazil. Herpetologica 54 (2):235-245. - get paper here
  • Castoe, T.A.; Doan, T.M. & Parkinson, C.L. 2004. Data partitions and complex models in Bayesian analysis: the phylogeny of Gymnophthalmid lizards. Systematic Biology 53 (3): 448-469 - get paper here
  • Chávez, G., Malqui, J., & Catenazzi, A. 2021. A new riparian Andean Potamites (Reptilia, Squamata, Gymnophtalmidae) from El Sira Mountains, central Peru, with comments on P. ecpleopus Cope 1875, and on the taxonomy and biogeography of Potamites. European Journal of Taxonomy, 760: 136-159 - get paper here
  • Doan, T. M. & Castoe, T.A. 2005. Phylogenetic taxonomy of the Cercosaurini (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae), with new genera for species of Neusticurus and Proctoporus. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 143: 405–416. - get paper here
  • Fang, José M.; Juan D. Vásquez-Restrepo & Juan M. Daza 2020. Filling the gaps in a highly diverse Neotropical lizard lineage: a new and endemic genus of Cercosaurinae (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) with the description of two new species from the Northern Andes of Colombia. Systematics and Biodiversity, DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2020.1783714 - get paper here
  • Icochea, J., E. Quispitupac, A. Portilla & E. Ponce. 2001. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Southern Vilcabamba Region, Peru. pag: 131-137 + 267. In: L. E. Alonso, A. Alonso, T. S. Schulemberg and F. Dallmeier (Eds.) Biological and social assessments of the Cordillera de Vilcabamba, Peru. RAP Working Papers 12 and SI/MAB Series 6, Conservation International, Washington, D. C., 296 pp.
  • Icochea, J., E. Quispitupac, A. Portilla and E. Ponce 2001. Assessment of Amphibians and Reptiles of the Lower Urubamba Region, Peru. Pag: 129-142. In: Alonso, A., F. Dallmeier and P. Campbell (Eds.). Urubamba: The Biodiversity of a Peruvian Rainforest. SI/MAB Series # 7. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 204 pp.
  • Prudente, A.L.C.; F. Magalhães; A. Menks; J.F.M. Sarmento. 2013. Checklist of Lizards of the Juruti, state of Pará, Brazil. Check List 9 (1):42-50 - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR, MARCO A. & SILVANA AMARAL 2017. Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. IV. Alopoglossidae, Gymnophthalmidae. Zootaxa 4269 (2): 151-196 - get paper here
  • Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco A. & Silvana Amaral 2016. Diversity, distribution, and conservation of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) in the Brazilian Amazonia. Neotropical Biodiversity, 2:1, 195-421 - get paper here
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