Kentropyx pelviceps Cope, 1868,

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: 415-416

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

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scientific name

Kentropyx pelviceps Cope, 1868
status

 

Kentropyx pelviceps Cope, 1868 

Type-locality. Rio Napo or upper Amazon , Ecuador. 

Pertinent taxonomic references. Cope, (1868), Boulenger (1885), Duellman (1978), Gallagher & Dixon (1980, 1992), Gallagher et al. (1986), Ávila-Pires (1995), Reeder et al. (2002), Werneck et al. (2009), Harvey et al. (2012).

Distribution and habitat. Kentropyx pelviceps  is endemic to western Amazonia, with its eastern distribution restricted by the Negro River north of the Amazon, and by the Madeira River basin (both sides in the upper and middle portions, west side in the lower portion), occurring in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia ( Fig. 9View FIGURE 9). In Brazil it is known from the states of Amazonas, Acre, and Rondônia. Kentropyx pelviceps  is semi-arboreal and diurnal, inhabits primary and secondary terra firme and varzea  forests, where it is found mainly on the ground or low on trunks and branches of fallen trees (occasionally up to 3.5 meters high), most often in and around sunny spots ( Fitch 1968; Dixon & Soini 1975; Duellman 1978; Gallagher & Dixon 1992; Ávila-Pires 1995; Vitt et al.

1995; Schlüter et al. 2004; Whitworth & Beirne 2011; Waldez et al. 2013). Duellman (1978) registered a few individuals in a banana grove.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Teiidae

Genus

Kentropyx