Tuesday, February 14, 2012

[Herpetology • 2005] Kaieteurosaurus hindsi • A new genus and species of gymnophthalmid lizard (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from Kaieteur National Park, Guyana

Kaieteurosaurus hindsi

A new genus and species of gymnophthalmid are described from Kaieieur National Park, central western  Guyana, South America. The new genus mainly differs from all other known gymnophthalmids by the following combination of characters:  five fingers and toes. nilclawed; tongue with obliqueplicae  antcriorly and posterior1y, interrupted by a midsection of scale like papillae; dorsal scales keeled, hexagonal, forming transverse rows only; ventral scales smooth, hexagonal, forming transverse rows only; nasal divided;  frontonasal single; prefromals absent; complete supracihary series: interparietal heptagonal with a straight posterior  margin, not projecting posteriorly, 

K e y w o r d s: Gymnophthalmidae; New genus; New species; Kaiewimsastrus hindsi genus and species novum; Squamata; Taxonomy; Kaictcur National Park; Guyana; South America. 

Kok, P.J.R. 2005. A new genus and species of gymnophthalmid lizard (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from Kaieteur National Park, Guyana. Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Biologie 75: 35–45. 

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