Rondonops biscutatus Colli, Hoogmoed, Cannatella, Cassimiro, Gomes, Ghellere, Nunes, Pellegrino, Salerno, Souza & Rodrigues, 2015

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: 178-179

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4269.2.1

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Rondonops biscutatus Colli, Hoogmoed, Cannatella, Cassimiro, Gomes, Ghellere, Nunes, Pellegrino, Salerno, Souza & Rodrigues, 2015
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Rondonops biscutatus Colli, Hoogmoed, Cannatella, Cassimiro, Gomes, Ghellere, Nunes, Pellegrino, Salerno, Souza & Rodrigues, 2015 

Type-locality. Pimenta Bueno (11°35’S, 61°10’W), Rondônia, Brazil.GoogleMaps 

Pertinent taxonomic references. Colli et al. (2015), Goicoechea et al. (2016).

Distribution and habitat. Rondonops biscutatus  is endemic to southern Brazilian Amazonia  , distributed between upper Madeira River and upper –middle Tapajós river system ( Fig. 17View FIGURE 17). In Brazil, it is known from the states of Pará, Mato Grosso, and Rondônia. Rondonops biscutatus  is terrestrial and diurnal, inhabits seasonally flooded, terra firme, and riparian forests, where it is mainly found among leaf litter; one individual was collected on top of a termite nest at the side of a large tree, ca. 60 cm above the water (Colli et al. 2015). MAR-J collected some specimens in a logged terra firme forest in Novo Progresso, Pará.