Ptychoglossus brevifrontalis Boulenger, 1912

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: 154-155

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

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scientific name

Ptychoglossus brevifrontalis Boulenger, 1912
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Ptychoglossus brevifrontalis Boulenger, 1912 

Type-locality. El Topo, Rio Pastaza, E. Ecuador, 4,200 feet. 

Pertinent taxonomic references. Boulenger (1912), Loveridge (1929), Dunn (1944), Hoogmoed (1973), Dixon & Soini (1975), Duellman (1978), Harris (1994), Ávila-Pires (1995), Pellegrino et al. (2001), Castoe et al. (2004), Peloso & Ávila-Pires (2010), Goicoechea et al. (2016).

Distribution and habitat. Ptychoglossus brevifrontalis  is widespread in, Amazonia  , occurring in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2). In Colombia, it also occurs in forested areas adjacent to the Llanos.

Hoogmoed (1973) also reported it from Suriname, Rivas et al. (2012) from Venezuela, and Harris (1994) from Bolivia. In Brazil, it is known from the states of Amapá, Pará, Amazonas, Acre, and Rondônia. Ptychoglossus brevifrontalis  is terrestrial and diurnal, inhabits primary terra firme forest (Gardner et al. 2006; Ávila-Pires et al. 2010; Ribeiro-Júnior et al. 2011), where it is found on the ground, among leaf litter (usually in areas with dense and deep leaf litter—Dixon & Soini 1975, 1986), under rocks and rotten tree trunks ( Duellman 1978; Ávila-Pires 1995; Vitt et al. 2008).