Bachia peruana (Werner, 1901)

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: 160

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BA0C5B-2F73-FFF8-4EFF-FAE2FD7AF972

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Plazi

scientific name

Bachia peruana (Werner, 1901)
status

 

Bachia peruana (Werner, 1901) 

Type-locality. Chanchamayo, Peru.

Pertinent taxonomic references. Werner (1901), Ruthven (1925), Thomas (1965), Peters & Donoso-Barros (1970), Dixon (1973), Ávila-Pires (1995), Kohlsdorf & Wagner (2006), Galis et al. (2010), Kohlsdorf et al. (2010), Freitas (2011), Teixeira et al. (2013b), Colli et al. (2015), Goicoechea et al. (2016), Ribeiro-Júnior et al. (2016).

Distribution and habitat. Bachia peruana  is endemic to southwestern Amazonia  , occurring in Brazil and Peru ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3). In Brazil, it is known from the states of Amazonas and Acre, restricted to the Juruá –Envira interfluvium. Bachia peruana  is fossorial and diurnal (Schlüter et al. 2004), inhabits primary terra firme and flooded forests (Pantoja & Fraga 2012). Dixon (1973) reported the species “under rotting logs and in loose soil beneath decaying vegetation in coffee groves”.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Gymnophthalmidae

Genus

Bachia