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Potamites ocellatus (SINITSIN, 1930)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymNeusticurus ocellatus SINITSIN 1930
Neusticurus ocellatus — VANZOLINI 1995
Neusticurus ocellatus — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 1999
Potamites ocellatus — DOAN & CASTOE 2005 
DistributionBolivia (Bolivia, La Paz, Santa Cruz, Beni)

Type locality: Rurrenabaque, Bolivia.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 22512 
CommentHas been considered as synonym of Neusticurus ecpleopus (e.g. by PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970).

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • 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
  • Dirksen, L. & De la Riva, I. 1999. The lizards and amphisbaenians of Bolivia (Reptilia, Squamata): checklist, localities, and bibliography. Graellsia 55: 199-215 - 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Sinitsin, D. T. 1930. Description of a new species of Neusticurus from South America (Lizards, Teiidae). American Museum Novitates (408): 1 - get paper here
  • Vanzolini, P. E. 1995. Neusticurus ocellatus, 1930: A valid species of teiid lizard from Bolivia. American Museum Novitates 3123: 1-7 - get paper here
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