Tupinambis palustris MANZANI & ABE, 2002
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Tupinambis palustris?
|Higher Taxa||Teiidae, Tupinambinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Portuguese: Teiú-Palustre|
|Synonym||Tupinambis palustris MANZANI & ABE 2002|
Tupinambis palustris — HARVEY et al. 2012
Tupinambis palustris — SILVA et al. 2018
|Distribution||C Brazil (Sao Paulo)|
Type locality: Usina Hidreletrica Tres Irmaos, at lower Tiete river, between the municipalities of Aracatuba and Pereira Barreto (20° 35'-20°45' S and 50°15'-51°20' W), State of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
|Types||Holotype: ZUEC 2078|
|Comment||Tupinambis palustris sp. nov. is mainly characterized by its ground color on dorsum, black intervened by small gray spots; black spots scattered on the gular surface and neck; large black spots scattered on belly; everted hemipenis shallowly forked with a well defined groove and two large petalas on each crown horn distally, larger than in T. teguixin, the closely related. In color, the new species also differs from other Tupinambis species of T. merianae group and T. teguixin by the absence of transverse banded pattern on back. It differs from T. quadrilineatus by the absence of whitish-yellow longitudinal narrow stripes on flanks, and from T. longilineus by the absence of a wide black band on flanks (from the abstract of MANZANI & ABE 2002).|
Ayrton Klier Péres (2003) concluded in a thesis that T. palustris is a junior synonym of T. teguixin.
Distribution: see map in Silva et al. 2018.
|Etymology||Named after Latin “palustris”, meaning “inhabiting swamps”.|