Neusticurus racenisi Roze, 1958

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: 176

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scientific name

Neusticurus racenisi Roze, 1958
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Neusticurus racenisi Roze, 1958 

Type-locality. “ Auyantepui , Estado Bolivar, Venezuela; 400 m ”, corrected by Myers & Donnelly (2008) as “south slope Auyantepui, Guayaraca area, about 1000–1100 m ”. 

Pertinent taxonomic references. Roze (1958), Uzzel (1966), van Devender (1969), Peters & Donoso-Barros (1970), Cunha (1971), Donnelly & Myers (1991), Ávila-Pires (1995), Myers & Donnely (1997), Ávila-Pires & Vitt (1998), Doan & Castoe (2005), Barrio-Amorós & Brewer-Carias (2008), Goicoechea et al. (2016). 

Distribution and habitat. Neusticurus racenisi  is endemic to northern Amazonia  (in the western Guiana region), with its distribution delimited by the Negro, Orinoco, and Branco Rivers, occurring in Brazil and Venezuela ( Fig. 16View FIGURE 16). In Brazil, it is known from the states of Amazonas and Roraima. Neusticurus racenisi  is semiaquatic and diurnal, inhabits primary terra firme forest, in elevations between 134–1,234 m, where it is found in or close to water in streams, on the forest floor or boulders, or sleeping on the vegetation above water, 1–4 m high (Donnelly & Myers 1991; Myers & Donnely 1997; McDiarmid & Donnelly 2005; Barrio-Amorós & Brewer- Carias 2008).