Description and phylogenetic relationships of a new genus and species of lizard (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) from the Amazonian rainforest of northern Brazil. (American Museum novitates, no. 3713)

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dc.contributor.author Peloso, Pedro L. V.
dc.contributor.author Pellegrino, Katia Cristina Machado.
dc.contributor.author Rodrigues, Miguel Trefaut Urbano.
dc.contributor.author Ávila-Pires, Teresa C. S.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-10T19:14:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-10T19:14:45Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6113
dc.description 24 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. "May 9, 2011." en
dc.description.abstract Marinussaurus curupira, a new genus and species of Gymnophthalmidae lizard is described from Iranduba, state of Amazonas, Brazil. The genus is characterized by an elongate body; short and stout pentadactyl limbs; all digits clawed; single frontonasal; two prefrontals; absence of frontoparietals; interparietal and parietals forming a straight posterior margin, with interparietal shorter than parietals; distinctive ear opening and eyelid; few temporals; three pairs of chin shields; nasal divided; a distinct collar; smooth, mainly hexagonal, dorsal scales; smooth quadrangular ventral scales; two precloacal and three femoral pores on each side in males; pores between three or four scales. Parsimony (PAR) and partitioned Bayesian (BA) phylogenetic analyses with morphological and molecular data recovered the new genus as a member of the Ecpleopodini radiation of the Cercosaurinae. A close relationship of the new genus with Arthrosaura is postulated. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3713. en
dc.subject Marinussaurus curupira. en
dc.subject Marinussaurus. en
dc.subject Gymnophthalmidae. en
dc.subject Brazil. en
dc.subject Iranduba. en
dc.subject Lizards. en
dc.title Description and phylogenetic relationships of a new genus and species of lizard (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) from the Amazonian rainforest of northern Brazil. (American Museum novitates, no. 3713) en
dc.title.alternative New genus and species of Gymnophthalmidae. en

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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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