Arthrosaura reticulata ( O’Shaughnessy, 1881 )

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: 157

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scientific name

Arthrosaura reticulata ( O’Shaughnessy, 1881 )
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Arthrosaura reticulata ( O’Shaughnessy, 1881) 

Type-locality. Canelos, Ecuador.

Pertinent taxonomic references. O’Shaughnessy (1881), Boulenger (1885), Cope (1886), Brongersma (1932, 1935), Cunha (1961, 1967), Hoogmoed (1973), Duellman (1978), Hoogmoed & Ávila-Pires (1992), Harris (1994), Ávila-Pires (1995), Pellegrino et al. (2001), Castoe et al. (2004), Goicoechea et al. (2016).

Distribution and habitat. Arthrosaura reticulata  is endemic to, and widespread in, Amazonia  , occurring in Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5). In Brazil, it is known from the states of Amapá, Pará, Maranhão, Amazonas, Roraima, Acre, Rondônia, and Mato Grosso. Arthrosaura reticulata  is terrestrial and diurnal, inhabits primary and secondary forests, frequently associated with water (near streams, riverbanks and swampy areas—Hoogmoed & Ávila-Pires 1992; Barrio-Amorós & Duellman 2009; Mott et al. 2011; Whitworth & Beirne 2011; Pantoja & Fraga 2012), where it is usually found among leaf litter ( Duellman 1978; Martins 1991b), hiding under logs, and in holes among roots of trees or shrubs ( Vitt et al. 2008).