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Taxonomy of the family Gymnophthalmidae
Bibliography of the genus Arthrosaura
Biodiversity of the family Gymnophthalmidae








Genus
Arthrosaura

Creek Tejus

Bachtejus

Bæktejuer

1885 Arthrosaura Boulenger (type species: Cercosaura reticulata O'Shaughnessy 1881)
Contents: 7 species, of which 4 (57.1%) are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included two other species, guianensis and hoogmoedi, which were transferred to Loxopholis by Goicoechea, Frost, Riva, Pellegrino, Sites, Rodrigues & Padial (2016) (now L. pakaraima and L. hoogmoedi).
Distribution: Bolivia, Brazil (Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Para [incl. Marajo Island], Rondonia, Roraima), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Surinam, Venezuela.

Arthrosaura kockii

Eastern Creek Teju

Östliche Bachteju

Østlig Bækteju

1904 Prionodactylus kochii Van Lidth
Arthrosaura kocki Brongersma 1928
1923 Arthrosaura dorsistriata Müller (Hoogmoed & Avila-Pires 1992)

Remarks: A record from Peru is considered doubtful (Ribeiro-Junior & Amaral 2017).
Distribution: Brazil (Amapa, Mato Grosso, Para), French Guiana, Surinam.

Arthrosaura montigena

Auyantepui Creek Teju

Auyantepui-Bachteju

Auyantepui-bækteju

2008 Arthrosaura montigena Myers & Donnelly

Distribution: Venezuela.


Arthrosaura reticulata

Western Creek Teju, Reticulated Creek Teju, Yellow-bellied Creek Teju

Westliche Bachteju

Vestlig Bækteju

1881 Cercosaura reticulata O'Shaughnessy
Arthrosaura reticulata Boulenger 1885
Leposoma reticulatum Boulenger 1885
1885 Leposoma picticeps Cope (Harris 1994)
1967 Arthrosaura amapaense Cunha (Hoogmoed & Avila-Pires 1992; Avila-Pires 1995)

Remarks: Previously included tyleri and versteegi. Arthrosaura amapaense was previously regarded as a synonym of versteegii (e.g., Hoogmoed 1973).
Distribution: Bolivia, Brazil (Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Para [incl. Marajo Island], Rondonia, Roraima), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Surinam, Venezuela.


Arthrosaura synaptolepis

Neblina Mountains Creek Teju

Neblina-Bachteju

Neblina-bækteju

1992 Arthrosaura synaptolepis Donnelly, McDiarmid & Myers

Distribution: Venezuela.


Arthrosaura testigensis

Bolivar Creek Teju

Bolivar-Bachteju

Bolivar-bækteju

1999 Arthrosaura testigensis Gorzula & Señaris

Distribution: Venezuela.


Arthrosaura tyleri

Mount Duida Creek Teju

Duida-Bachteju

Duida-bækteju

1931 Pantodactylus tyleri Burt & Burt
Arthrosaura tyleri Ruibal 1952

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of reticulata (e.g., Cunha 1967; Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970). Revalidated by Hoogmoed & Avila Pires (1992).
Distribution: Venezuela.


Arthrosaura versteegii

Cottica Mountains Creek Teju

Cottica-Bachteju

Cottica-bækteju

1904 Arthrosaura versteegii Van Lidth
Arthrosaura reticulata versteegii Brongersma 1935

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subspecies of reticulata. Revalidated by Hoogmoed & Avila Pires (1992). Reported (without exact locality) from Brazil (Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970), but not mentioned by Costa & Bernils (2015). Avila-Pires, Hoogmoed & Silva (2018) confirmed its presence in Para, Brazil. Venezuelan records refer to montigena (Avila-Pires, Hoogmoed & Silva 2018).
Distribution: Brazil (Para), French Guiana, Surinam.