Leiosaurus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Leiosaurus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Leiosauridae
Genus: Leiosaurus
A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1837
Synonyms

Leiosaurus is a genus of lizards endemic to South America.[2]

Species[edit]

Leiosaurus contains the following species:[2]

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, bellii, is in honor of English zoologist Thomas Bell, and the specific name, paronae, is in honor of Italian zoologist Corrado Parona.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peracca MG. 1897. "Intorno ad un nuovo genere di Iguanide del Brasile". Bolletino dei Musei di Zoologia ed Anatomia comparata della Reale Università di Torino 12 (299): 1-3. ("Aperopristis n. gen.", p. 1).
  2. ^ a b The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Leiosaurus bellii, p. 22; Leiosaurus paronae, p. 201).

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume II. Iguanidæ, ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 497 pp. + Plates I- XXIV. (Genus Liosaurus [sic], p. 124).
  • Duméril AMC, Bibron G. 1837. Erpétologie générale ou Histoire naturelle complète des Reptiles, Tome quatrième. Paris: Roret. ii + 571 pp.
    (Leiosaurus, new genus, p. 241).
  • Koslowsky J. 1898. "Enumeración sistemática y distribución geográfica de los reptiles argentinos". Revista del Museo de La Plata 8: 161-200.
    (Liosaurus [sic] catamarcensis n. sp., pp. 169–170 + Plate I).
  • Laspiur A, Acosta JC, Abdala CS. 2007. "A new species of Leiosaurus (Iguania: Leiosauridae) from central-western Argentina". Zootaxa 1470: 47-57,
    7 plates. (Leiosaurus jaguaris, new species).