Cercosaura argula Peters, 1863

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: 162

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Cercosaura argula Peters, 1863


Cercosaura argula Peters, 1863 

Type-locality. Mountainous regions around Santa Fé de Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia  .

Pertinent taxonomic references. Peters (1863), Boulenger (1885), Andersson (1914), Werner (1916), Hoogmoed (1973), Uzzell (1970, 1973), Duellman (1978), Nascimento et al. (1988), Ávila-Pires (1995), Pellegrino et al. (2001), Doan (2003), Castoe et al. (2004), Echevarría et al. (2015), Torres-Carvajal et al. (2015), Goicoechea et al. (2016).

Distribution and habitat. Cercosaura argula  is widespread in Amazonia  , occurring in Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7). Uzzell (1973) and Dirksen & De la Riva (1999) also reported it from Bolivia. In Brazil, it is known from the states of Pará, Amazonas, Acre, and Rondônia. Cercosaura argula  is semi-arboreal and diurnal, inhabits primary and secondary terra firme and flooded (varzea) forests, where it is found predominantly in small vines and low vegetation, but also among leaf litter (Ávila-Pires 1995; Vitt et al. 2003; Whitworth & Beirne 2011).