Varzea bistriata ( Spix, 1825 )

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: 407

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:EE3B97F5-E040-4C2B-AAB6-57F99CFD7FE8

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C087CC-485A-FF91-FF4A-FA6AFDEE2FB7

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Varzea bistriata ( Spix, 1825 )
status

 

Varzea bistriata ( Spix, 1825) 

Type-locality. Belém, Pará, Brazil. 

Pertinent taxonomic references. Spix (1825), Boie (1826), Fitzinger (1826), Gray (1831), Duméril & Bibron (1839), Cunha (1961), Rebouças-Spieker (1981), Hoogmoed & Gruber (1983), Ávila-Pires (1995), Miralles et al. (2005b, 2006, 2009a, 2009b), Whiting et al. (2006), Harvey et al. (2008), Miralles & Carranza (2010), Hedges & Conn (2012), Pinto-Sánchez et al. (2015).

Distribution and habitat. Varzea bistriata  is endemic to Amazonia, distributed along the Amazon River and some of its main tributaries, especially the western ones (Negro, Japurá, Juruá, Purus and Madeira), and the lower part of the eastern ones (Tocantins, Xingu and Trombetas); it reaches the coastal area in Brazil (Amapá and Pará) and French Guiana, and apparently is rare or absent at the upper and middle Tocantins, Xingu and Tapajós rivers ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3). It occurs in Brazil, French Guiana, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3), and in Brazil it is known from the states of Amapá, Pará, Maranhão, Amazonas and Roraima. Varzea bistriata  is semi-arboreal and diurnal, inhabits varzea  (periodically flooded) forest, where it is found on the ground, on low vegetation and on fallen trunks, usually in or close to sunny spots; found also in some perianthropic environments in Manaus, Belém and Breves municipalities ( Ávila-Pires 1995).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Scincidae

Genus

Varzea