First record of Ptychoglossus brevifrontalis Boulenger, 1912 (Squamata, Alopoglossidae) in French Guiana

Type Article
Date 2020-02
Language English
Author(s) Dewynter Maël1, Godé Laurent2, Girardot Thierry2, Courtois Elodie Alice3
Affiliation(s) 1 : Indépendant, 1900 La Désirée, 97351 Matoury. French Guiana.
2 : Parc Amazonien de Guyane, 1 rue Lederson, 97354 Rémire-Montjoly, French Guiana
3 : Laboratoire Ecologie, évolution, interactions des systèmes amazoniens (LEEISA), Université de Guyane, CNRS, IFREMER, 1635 Route de Montabo, 97300 Cayenne, French Guiana.
Source Check List (1809-127X) (Pensoft Publishers), 2020-02 , Vol. 16 , N. 1 , P. 155-161
DOI 10.15560/16.1.155
Keyword(s) Guiana Shield, Herpetofauna, lizards, Neotropical region, Parc Amazonien de Guyane, South America

One specimen of Ptychoglossus brevifrontalis Boulenger, 1912 was found during a field survey in the core area of the Amazonian National Park of French Guiana in the southern part of the country. Despite intensive herpetological surveys in French Guiana during the last three decades, this is the first record of the species for this country. This new locality extends the distribution of the species and draws attention to the need for more study of litter-dwelling lizards in French Guiana.

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