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








Genus
Placosoma

Sharp-nosed Spectacled Tejus*

Scharfschnauzentejus*

Spidssnudetejuer*

1847 Placosoma Tschudi (type species: Placosoma cordylinum Tschudi 1847)
1870 Urosaura Peters (type species: Cercosaura glabella Peters 1870; syn. Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970)
1933 Elaphrosaura Amaral (type species: Elaphrosaura spitzi Amaral 1933; syn. Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970)
Contents: 5 species, all of which are endemic.
Distribution: Brazil (Ceara, Espirito Santo, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Parana, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo).

Placosoma champsonotus

Jaraguá Sharp-nosed Teju*

Jaraguá-Scharfschnauzenteju*

Jaraguá-spidssnudeteju*

1910 Prionodactylus champsonotus Werner
Placosoma cordylinum champsonotus Uzzell 1959
Placosoma champsonotus Zaher, Barbo, Martínez, Nogueira, Rodrigues & Sawaya 2011

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subspecies of cordylinum (e.g., Uzzell 1959; Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970). Regarded as a separate species herein, following some recent publications (e.g., Zaher, Barbo, Martinez, Nogueira, Rodrigues & Sawaya 2011; Sturaro 2016). Not listed by Goicoechea, Frost, Riva, Pellegrino, Sites, Rodrigues & Padial (2016), Torres-Carvajal, Lobos, Venegas, Chávez, Aguirre-Peńafiel, Zurita & Echevarría (2016), or by Costa & Bérnils (2018).
Distribution: Brazil (Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo).


Placosoma cipoense

Cipo Mountains Sharp-nosed Teju*

Cipo-Scharfschnauzenteju*

Cipo-spidssnudeteju*

1966 Placosoma cipoense Cunha

Distribution: Brazil (Minas Gerais).


Placosoma cordylinum

Rio de Janeiro Sharp-nosed Teju*

Rio-de-Janeiro-Scharfschnauzenteju*

Rio de Janeiro-spidssnudeteju*

1847 Placosoma cordylinum Tschudi
1916 Euspondylus cupreus Andersson (Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970)
1933 Elaphrosaura spitzi Amaral (Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970)
1944 Ecpleopus lutzae Loveridge (Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970)

Remarks: Previously included champsonotus.
Distribution: Brazil (Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo).


Placosoma glabellum

Santa Catarina Sharp-nosed Teju*

Santa Catarina-Scharfschnauzenteju*

Santa Catarina-spidssnudeteju*

1870 Cercosaura glabella Peters
Placosoma glabellum Uzzell 1959

Remarks: Presence in Mato Grosso do Sul (Uzzell 1962) is considered doubtful (Ferreira, Terra, Piatti, Delatorre, Strüssmann, Béda, Kawashita-Ribeiro, Landgref-Filho, Aoki, Campos, Souza, Ávila, Duleba, Martins, Rita & Albuquerque 2017; Costa & Bérnils 2018).
Distribution: Brazil (Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo).


Placosoma limaverdorum

Ceara Sharp-nosed Teju*

Ceara-Scharfschnauzenteju*

Ceara-spidssnudeteju*

2016 Placosoma limaverdorum Borges-Nojosa, Caramaschi & Rodrigues

Distribution: Brazil (Ceara).