Varzea altamazonica ( Miralles, Barrio-Amorós, Rivas & Chaparro-Auza, 2006 ),

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

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Varzea altamazonica ( Miralles, Barrio-Amorós, Rivas & Chaparro-Auza, 2006 )
status

 

Varzea altamazonica ( Miralles, Barrio-Amorós, Rivas & Chaparro-Auza, 2006) 

Type-locality. Kilometer 34 on road Tarapoto –Yurimaguas (600 m asl), Concesión de Manejo de Fauna Silvestre ASPRAVEP (Asociación de Productores de Ranas Venenosas Progreso), Rio Cainarachi , Departamento San Martin, Peru. 

Pertinent taxonomic references. Miralles et al. (2006, 2009a, 2009b), Harvey et al. (2008), Miralles & Carranza (2010), Hedges & Conn (2012), Pinto-Sánchez et al. (2015).

Distribution and habitat. Varzea altamazonica  is endemic to western Amazonia, occurring in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3). In Brazil it is known from the states of Amazonas, Acre and Rondônia. Mirrales et al. (2006) supposed that V. altamazonica  was confined to Peruvian Amazonia (and maybe Ecuador), with a parapatric distribution in relation to V. bistriata  . However, we found specimens of V. altamazonica  reaching eastward the lower Japurá and the middle Purus and Madeira Rivers, in Brazil, with sympatry between these two species in the Japurá, Solimões, Ampiyacu, Purus and Madeira Rivers ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3). Varzea altamazonica  is semi-arboreal and diurnal, inhabits varzea  (periodically flooded) forest, where it is found on the ground, on low vegetation and on fallen trunks ( Miralles et al. 2006, and museum data).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Scincidae

Genus

Varzea