A new species of gymnophthalmid lizard of the genus Anadia (Gymnophthalmidae: Cercosaurinae) from Northern Andes of Colombia

in Amphibia-Reptilia
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A new Colombian species of gymnophthalmid lizard is described from Porce River piedmont, in the northern region of the Cordillera Central of Colombia. The new species is allocated in the Anadia bitaeniata group and represents the westernmost member of the group. This species is distinguished primarily by the sub-hexagonal dorsal scales, large quadrangular ventral scales, ten femoral pores per leg not separated by inter-pore scales in both sexes, and by a combination of several characteristic scale counts, hemipenial morphology and color pattern. The threatened status of the new species is discussed.

A new species of gymnophthalmid lizard of the genus Anadia (Gymnophthalmidae: Cercosaurinae) from Northern Andes of Colombia

in Amphibia-Reptilia



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    Holotype of Anadia antioquensis (MHUA 10537) in dorsal (A) and ventral (B) views. Scale bar = 20 mm. This figure is published in colour in the online version.

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    Lateral (A), dorsal (B) and ventral (C) views of the head of the holotype of Anadia antioquensis (MHUA 10537). Scale bar = 5 mm. This figure is published in colour in the online version.

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    Right hemipenis of the holotype of Anadia antioquensis (MHUA 10537) in sulcate (A), asulcate (B), lateral (C) and apical (D) views. This figure is published in colour in the online version.

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    Map with the type locality of Anadia antioquensis and known localities for all the A. bitaenita group species. For A. antioquensis, the most southern black circle corresponds to the type locality. This figure is published in colour in the online version.


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