Potamites juruazensis (Ávila-Pires & Vitt, 1998)

Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco A. & Amaral, Silvana, 2017, Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. IV. Alopoglossidae, Gymnophthalmidae, Zootaxa 4269 (2), pp. 151-196: 177

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Potamites juruazensis (Ávila-Pires & Vitt, 1998)


Potamites juruazensis (Ávila-Pires & Vitt, 1998) 

Type-locality. Approximately 5 km N of Porto Walter , Acre, Brazil. 

Pertinent taxonomic references. Ávila-Pires & Vitt (1998), Pellegrino et al. (2001), Castoe et al. (2004), Doan & Castoe (2005), Chávez & Vásquez (2012), Goicoechea et al. (2016).

Distribution and habitat. Potamites juruazensis  is endemic to southwestern Amazonia  , with its distribution until now restricted to a few localities in Brazil and Peru, associated with the Juruá, Urucu, and Camisea Rivers ( Fig. 16View FIGURE 16). In Brazil, it is known from the states of Amazonas and Acre. Potamites juruazensis  is terrestrial and diurnal, inhabits the leaf litter of low primary forest, not directly associated with streams (Ávila-Pires & Vitt 1998; Vitt & Ávila-Pires 1998; Icochea et al. 2001).