Cercosaura schreibersii Wiegmann, 1834

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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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BA0C5B-2F75-FFFE-4EFF-FE04FA8DFC0F

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scientific name

Cercosaura schreibersii Wiegmann, 1834
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Cercosaura schreibersii Wiegmann, 1834 

Type-locality. Brazil.

Pertinent taxonomic references. Wiegmann (1834), Duméril & Bibron (1839), Peters (1863), Cope (1864), Boulenger (1885), Peracca (1894), Griffin (1917a), Ruibal (1952), Peters & Donoso-Barros (1970), Cei (1993), López & Cabrera (1995), Tedesco (1998), Tedesco & Cei (1999), Pellegrino et al. (2001), Doan (2003), Castoe et al. (2004), Hernando (2006), Echevarría et al. (2015), Torres-Carvajal et al. (2015), Goicoechea et al. (2016).

Distribution and habitat. Cercosaura schreibersii  is widespread in the central open vegetation areas of South America, occurring in Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8). In Brazil, it is known from the states of Tocantins, Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás, Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul, and in the Distrito Federal. In Amazonia  it occurs in enclaves of open vegetation in southern Rondônia and northwestern Mato Grosso, in Brazil. Cercosaura schreibersii  is terrestrial and diurnal, inhabits semideciduous forests, dense cerrado, and open grassfields, where it is mainly found on the ground (Vitt 1991; Vaz-Silva et al. 2007; Marques et al. 2009; Nogueira et al. 2009; Silva et al. 2009; Smith et al. 2011).