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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gymnophthalmidae
Genus: Stenolepis
Boulenger, 1887
S. ridleyi
Binomial name
Stenolepis ridleyi
Boulenger, 1887

Stenolepis is a genus of lizard in the family Gymnophthalmidae, a family commonly known as microteiids or spectacled lizards. The genus Stenolepis contains a single species, Stenolepis ridleyi, commonly known as the Pernambuco teiid. The species is endemic to Brazil, and the common name refers to its type locality in Pernambuco state in northeast Brazil.[2]


The specific name, ridleyi, is in honor of British botanist Henry Nicholas Ridley.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

S. ridleyi is found in the Brazilian states of Ceará and Pernambuco.[2] The type locality given by Boulenger is "the forest of Iguarasse, Pernambuco".[4]


The natural habitats of S. ridleyi are forest and Savanna.[1]


S. ridleyi is oviparous.[2]


  1. ^ a b Colli, G.R.; Fenker, J.; Tedeschi, L.; Bataus, Y.S.L.; Uhlig, V.M.; Lima, A.; Nogueira, C. de C.; Borges-Nojosa, D.M.; Costa, G.C.; de Moura, G.J.B.; Winck, G.; Silva, J.R.S.; Viñas, L.V.; Ribeiro Júnior, M.A.; Hoogmoed, M.S.; Tinôco, M.S.T.; Almeida-Santos, P.; Valadão, R.; de Oliveira, R.B.; Avila-Pires, T.C.S.; Ferreira, V.L.; de Menezes, V.A. (2019). "Stenolepis ridleyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T134887399A135333907. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-1.RLTS.T134887399A135333907.pt. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Stenolepis ridleyi at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 14 January 2020.
  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. (Stenolepis ridleyi, p. 221).
  4. ^ Boulenger (1887), p. 642.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1887). "Description of a new Genus of Lizards of the Family Teiidæ". Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1887: 640–642. (Stenolepis, new genus, p. 640; S. ridleyi, new species, pp. 640–642, Figures a-d).