Bachia scaea Teixeira, Vechio, Nunes, Neto, Lobo, Storti, Gaiga, Dias & Rodrigues, 2013

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: 161

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

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scientific name

Bachia scaea Teixeira, Vechio, Nunes, Neto, Lobo, Storti, Gaiga, Dias & Rodrigues, 2013
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Bachia scaea Teixeira, Vechio, Nunes, Neto, Lobo, Storti, Gaiga, Dias & Rodrigues, 2013 

Type-locality. Left bank of the Madeira River , Porto Velho municipality, state of Rondônia, Brazil. 

Pertinent taxonomic reference. Teixeira et al. (2013b), Colli et al. (2015), Goicoechea et al. (2016), Ribeiro- Júnior et al. (2016).

Taxonomic remarks. Teixeira et al. (2013b) described Bachia scaea  from the state of Rondônia, in Brazil, based on the absence of clawed fingers, and supralabials and parietals separated by the first temporal. However, these characters were also observed by us in some specimens of Bachia peruana  and B. dorbignyi  as well. For this reason we cited here B. scaea  based only on type-specimens records available in Teixeira et al. (2013b), considering that more studies are necessary to confirm the validity of this species. 

Distribution and habitat. Bachia scaea  is endemic to southern Amazonia  , where it is only known from the left bank of the Madeira River in Porto Velho, state of Rondônia, Brazil ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3). It is semi-fossorial and diurnal, inhabits varzea forests (seasonally flooded forest by white-water rivers, such as the Madeira River) with dense leaf litter, where it is found among the leaf litter and under rotten trunks and fallen logs (Teixeira et al. 2013b).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Gymnophthalmidae

Genus

Bachia