Iphisa elegans elegans Gray, 1851

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: 170

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Iphisa elegans elegans Gray, 1851
status

 

Iphisa elegans elegans Gray, 1851 

Type-locality. Pará, Brazil. 

Pertinent taxonomic references. Gray (1851, 1852), Boulenger (1885), Hoogmoed (1973), Dixon (1974b), Duellman (1978), Ávila-Pires (1995), Pellegrino et al. (2001), Nunes et al. (2012), Goicoechea et al. (2016).

Distribution and habitat. Iphisa elegans elegans  is endemic to, and widespread in, Amazonia  , occurring in Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru ( Fig 11View FIGURE 11). In Brazil, it is known from the states of Amapá, Pará, Amazonas, Rondônia, and Mato Grosso. Iphisa e. elegans  is terrestrial and diurnal, inhabits primary and secondary terra firme forests, in some cases near creeks and in swampy areas, where it is mainly found among leaf litter, most commonly on sunny spots; individuals were also reported in and under rotten logs (Hoogmed 1973; Duellman 1978; Hoogmoed & Ávila-Pires 1991; Vitt et al. 2008; Ávila & Kawashita-Ribeiro 2011). MAR-J collected several individuals in a dry, open forest in eastern Pará state, same region from where I. elegans  was described (see Hoogmoed 1973 and Ávila-Pires 1995) and is represented by only two specimens.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Gymnophthalmidae

Genus

Iphisa