Advanced search
Start date
(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

A new `horned' Stenocercus from the highlands of southeastern Brazil, and redescription of Stenocercus tricristatus (Reptilia: Tropiduridae)

Full text
Avila-Pires, Teresa C. S. [1] ; Nogueira, Cristiano de C. [2] ; Martins, Marcio [2]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Coordenacao Zool, Caixa Postal 399, Belem, Para - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Ecol, Inst Biociencias, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zoologia; v. 36, MAY 14 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

A new species of the lizard genus Stenocercus Dumeril \& Bibron, 1837 is described based on six specimens from Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil. Similar to S. tricristatus (Dumeril, 1851), S. dumerilii (Steindachner, 1867), S. quinarius Nogueira \& Rodrigues, 2006, and S. squarrosus Nogueira \& Rodrigues, 2006, the new species has a pyramidal head and an enlarged, dorsally projected post-supraciliary scale, like a small horn. It is most similar to S. tricristatus, from which it differs in having a more elongated head in ventral view; a larger number of scales around midbody; a distinctly enlarged, smooth preauricular scale; and probably a larger body size. Moreover, the new species has distinctly keeled scales, with phylloid and mucronate dorsals; no enlarged supraoculars; no neck folds; a vertebral, and a pair of dorsolateral and (weak) lateral crests. A redescription of S. tricristatus is presented for comparison with the new species. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50206-9 - Origin and evolution of snakes and their diversification in the Neotropics: a multidisciplinary approach
Grantee:Hussam El Dine Zaher
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/20215-7 - Biogeography, biodiversity and conservation of cis-Andean squamate reptiles
Grantee:Cristiano de Campos Nogueira
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants