Kentropyx vanzoi Gallagher & Dixon, 1980

Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco A. & Amaral, Silvana, 2016, Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. III. Anguidae, Scincidae, Teiidae, Zootaxa 4205 (5), pp. 401-430: 417

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4205.5.1

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Kentropyx vanzoi Gallagher & Dixon, 1980
status

 

Kentropyx vanzoi Gallagher & Dixon, 1980 

Type-locality. Base Camp (12°51’S, 51°46’W), Expedition of the Royal Society of London 1968, Mato Grosso, Brazil.GoogleMaps 

Pertinent taxonomic references. Gallagher & Dixon (1980, 1992), Gallagher et al. (1986), dos Santos et al. (2007), Werneck et al. (2009), Harvey et al. (2012).

Distribution and habitat. Kentropyx vanzoi  is distributed in the western portion of Brazilian Cerrado and in open vegetation enclaves of southwestern Brazilian Amazonia ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8). It also occurs in Bolivia ( Montero et al. 1995). In Brazil it is known from the states of Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Goiás. Kentropyx vanzoi  is terrestrial and diurnal, inhabits savannas with sparse stunted trees and sandy soil, where it is found on the open ground, in clump of grasses, and in cavities in termite nests ( Vitt & Caldwell 1993; Gainsbury & Colli 2003).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Teiidae

Genus

Kentropyx