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








Genus
Neusticurus

Guianan Water Tejus*, Water Tejus, Stream Lizards, Streamside Lizards

Östliche Wassertejus*

Řstlige Vandtejuer

1839 Neusticurus Dumeril & Bibron (type species: Lacerta bicarinata Linnaeus 1758)
Contents: 7 species, of which 1 (14.3%) is endemic.
Distribution: Brazil (Amapa, Amazonas, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Para, Rondonia, Roraima, Tocantins), Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela.

Neusticurus arekuna

Pantepui Water Teju*

Pantepui-Wasserteju*

Pantepui-vandteju*

2018 Neusticurus arekuna Kok, Bittenbinder, Berg, Souza, Nunes, Laking, Teixeira Júnior, Fouquet, Means, MacCulloch & Rodrigues

Distribution: Brazil (Roraima), Venezuela.





Neusticurus bicarinatus

Two-keeled Water Teju*

Zweikiel-Wasserteju*

Tokřlet Vandteju*

1758 Lacerta bicarinata Linnaeus
Neusticurus bicarinatus Duméril & Bibron 1839
1802 Tupinambis lacertinus Daudin (Massary & Hoogmoed 2001)
Crocodilurus lacertinus Duméril & Bibron 1839

Distribution: Brazil (Amapa, Amazonas, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Para, Rondonia, Tocantins), French Guiana, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela.


Neusticurus medemi

Colombian Water Teju*

Kolumbianische Wasserteju

Colombiansk Vandteju*

1981 Neusticurus medemi Dixon & Lamar

Distribution: Brazil (Amazonas), Colombia, Venezuela.


Neusticurus racenisi

Common Venezuelan Water Teju

Venezuelanische Wasserteju*

Venezuelansk Vandteju*

1958 Neusticurus racenisi Roze

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of tatei (e.g., Uzzell 1966). Revalidated by Van Devender (1969).
Distribution: Brazil (Amazonas, Roraima), Venezuela.


Neusticurus rudis

Brown Water Teju

Braune Wasserteju*

Brun Vandteju*

1900 Neusticurus rudis Boulenger

Remarks: Now restricted to Guyana and Venezuela. Previously included surinamensis and the populations now assigned to arekuna.
Distribution: Guyana, Venezuela.


Neusticurus surinamensis

Surinam Water Teju*

Surinam-Wasserteju*

Surinam-vandteju*

1923 Neusticurus surinamensis Müller
1927 Neusticurus dejongi Brongersma (Marques-Souza, Prates, Fouquet, Camacho, Kok, Nunes, Vechio, Recoder, Mejia, Teixeira-Junior, Barrio-Amorós, Cassimiro, Lima, Sena & Rodrigues 2018)

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of rudis (e.g., Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970). Revalidated as a separate species by Marques-Souza, Prates, Fouquet, Camacho, Kok, Nunes, Vechio, Recoder, Mejia, Teixeira-Junior, Barrio-Amorós, Cassimiro, Lima, Sena & Rodrigues (2018).
Distribution: Brazil (Amapa, Amazonas, Para), French Guiana, Surinam.





Neusticurus tatei

Vegas Falls Water Teju*, (Tate's Water Teju)

Vegas-Wasserteju*

Vegas-vandteju*

1931 Arthrosaura tatei Burt & Burt
Neusticurus tatei Uzzell 1966

Remarks: Previously included racenisi. Records from Brazil (e.g., Uzzell 1966) refer to racenisi (Avila-Pires 1995).
Distribution: Venezuela.