Colobosaura modesta (Reinhardt & Lütken, 1862)

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: 168

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Colobosaura modesta (Reinhardt & Lütken, 1862)
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Colobosaura modesta (Reinhardt & Lütken, 1862) 

Type-locality. Ponte Pari, hill of Morro da Garça , Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

Pertinent taxonomic references. Reinhardt & Lütken (1862), Boulenger (1885, 1887), Cunha (1977), Nascimento et al. (1987), Ávila-Pires (1995), Pellegrino et al. (2001), Castoe et al. (2004), Rodrigues et al. (2007b), Goicoechea et al. (2016).

Distribution and habitat. Colobosaura modesta  is widespread in the Brazilian Cerrado, reaching moreover some forested areas outside this region ( Fig. 10View FIGURE 10). It also occurs in a small portion of Cerrado that enters Paraguay (Motte et al. 2009). In Brasil, it is known from the states of Pará, Tocantins, Maranhão, Piauí, Ceará, Pernambuco, Bahia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás, Minas Gerais, São Paulo, and in the Distrito Federal. In Amazonia  it is known from southern and eastern Pará state, in Brazil. Colobosaura modesta  is terrestrial and diurnal, inhabits cerrado sensu strictu, dense cerrado, wet grasslands, gallery forest within the Cerrado (Nogueira et al. 2005; Recoder & Nogueira 2007; Vaz-Silva et al. 2007; Recoder et al. 2011; Morais et al. 2012), dry forest of Caatinga (Borges-Nojosa & Gascon 2005; Freire et al. 2012), primary and secondary terra firme and varzea forests, and enclaves of saxicolous vegetation (campo rupestre) in Amazônia  (Nascimento et al. 1987; Ávila-Pires 1995).