Cercosaura

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: 166

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

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scientific name

Cercosaura
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Cercosaura  sp. 3

Taxonomic remarks. Identified as Prionodactylus oshaughnessyi  by Ávila-Pires (1995), Cercosaura  sp. 3 is being described by T. Ávila-Pires.

Distribution and habitat. Cercosaura  sp. 3 is endemic to northern Amazonia  (eastern portion of the Guiana region), with its western distribution delimited by the Maroni and Jari rivers, occurring in Brazil and French Guiana ( Fig. 9View FIGURE 9). In Brazil, it is only known from the state of Amapá. Cercosaura  sp. 3 is terrestrial and diurnal, inhabits dense terra firme and flooded forests, where it is usually found among leaf litter, occasionally among grasses or on logs (Gasc 1981; Hoogmoed & Ávila-Pires 1989—both referred to as Prionodactylus argulus  ; Lima 2008—referred to as Prionodactylus  sp.).