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Tupinambis  Daudin, 1803
Taxonomic Serial No.: 208954

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2022   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbčnes, lézards, serpents  
                               FamilyTeiidae Gray, 1827 – Tegus, Ground Lizards, New World Runners, Racerunners, Whiptails, Ameivas  
                                  GenusTupinambis Daudin, 1803  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Tupinambis cryptus Murphy, Jowers, Lehtinen, Charles, Colli, Peres Jr., Hendry and Pyron, 2016 – Cryptic Golden Tegu 
                                     Species Tupinambis cuzcoensis Murphy, Jowers, Lehtinen, Charles, Colli, Peres Jr., Hendry and Pyron, 2016 – Cusco Tegu Lizard 
                                     Species Tupinambis longilineus Avila-Pires, 1995  
                                     Species Tupinambis matipu Silva, Ribeiro-Júnior and Ávila-Pires, 2018  
                                     Species Tupinambis palustris Manzani and Abe, 2002  
                                     Species Tupinambis quadrilineatus Manzani and Abe, 1997  
                                     Species Tupinambis teguixin (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Golden Tegu, Black Tegu, Golden Tegu 
                                     Species Tupinambis zuliensis Murphy, Jowers, Lehtinen, Charles, Colli, Peres Jr., Hendry and Pyron, 2016 – Maracaibo Basin Tegu Lizard 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Tupinambis   
  Source: Reptile Database (Nov 2021), website (version Nov-2021)  
  Acquired: 2021   
  Notes: Uetz, P., Freed, P, Aguilar, R. & Hosek, J. (eds.) (2021) The Reptile Database,, accessed 12 Dec 2021   
  Reference for: Tupinambis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Harvey, Michael B., Gabriel N. Ugueto, and Ronald L. Gutberlet, Jr.  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title: Review of Teiid Morphology with a Revised Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Teiidae (Lepidosauria: Squamata)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, vol. 3459   
  Page(s): 1-156   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5326   
  Reference for: Tupinambis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Peters, J. A., and R. Donoso-Barros  
  Publication Date: 1986   
  Article/Chapter Title: Lizards and Amphisbaenians - Part 2. Revised edition with new material by P. E. Vanzolini   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Tupinambis   

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