Biology:Holcosus bridgesii

From HandWiki
Short description: Species of lizard

Holcosus bridgesii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Teiidae
Genus: Holcosus
H. bridgesii
Binomial name
Holcosus bridgesii
Cope, 1869
  • Holcosus bridgesii
    Cope, 1869
  • Ameiva bridgesii
    — Boulenger, 1885
  • Holcosus bridgesii
    — Harvey et al., 2012

Holcosus bridgesii, also known commonly as Bridges's ameiva , is a species of lizard in the family Teiidae. The species is native to northwestern South America.


The specific name, bridgesii, is in honor of American chemistry professor Robert Bridges (1806–1882).[3]

Geographic range

H. bridgesii is found in southern Colombia (Nariño Department and Gorgona Island) and northwestern Ecuador (Carchi Province and Esmeraldas Province).[1][2]


The preferred natural habitat of H. bridgesii is forest, at altitudes from sea level to 1,200 m (3,900 ft).[1]


H. bridgesii may attain a snout-to-vent length of 12 cm (4.7 in), and a total length (including tail) of 44 cm (17 in).[4]


H. bridgesii is oviparous.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cisneros-Heredia D, Brito J, Yánez-Muñoz M (2017). "Holcosus bridgesii ". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T44579564A44579573. Downloaded on 30 June 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Holcosus bridgesii at the Reptile Database. Accessed 30 June 2019.
  3. Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN:978-1-4214-0135-5. (Ameiva bridgesii, p. 39).
  4. Boulenger GA (1885). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume II. ... Teiidæ .... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 497 pp. + Plates I–XXIV. (Ameiva bridgesii, new combination, pp. 345–346).

Further reading

  • Cope ED (1869) ("1868"). "Sixth Contribution to the Herpetology of South America". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia [20]: 305–313. (Holcosus bridgesii, new species, pp. 306–307).
  • Harvey MB, Ugueto GN, Gutberlet RL (2012). "Review of Teiid Morphology with a Revised Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Teiidae (Lepidosauria: Squamata)". Zootaxa 3459: 1–156.
  • Peters JA (1964). "The lizard genus Ameiva in Ecuador". Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 63 (3): 113–127. (Ameiva bridgesii, pp. 117–122, Figures 1B & 2B).
  • Pinto-Erazo MA, Calderón-Espinosa ML, Medina-Rangel GF, Méndez-Galeano MA (2020). "Herpetofauna from two municipalities of southwestern Colombia". Biota Colombiana 21: 41–56.

Wikidata ☰ Q2842583 entry