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A new species of Bachia (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) with pleisomorphic limb morphology

Herpetologica

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Abstract

We describe a new species of Bachia from the upper Rio Negro drainage of southeastern Colombia and southern Venezuela. The new taxon is diagnosed by a complement of phalanges that is unique among gymnophthalmid lizards and intermediate relative to other Bachia and closely related genera. Variation in limb osteology among the species of Bachia and close relatives is reported. We discuss the distribution of B. panoplia and the taxonomic status of B. flavescens.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A new species of Bachia (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) with pleisomorphic limb morphology
Series title:
Herpetologica
Volume
54
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
245-253
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Herpetologica
First page:
245
Last page:
253
Number of Pages:
9