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Scientific Name Pseudohemiodon apithanos  Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1978
Common Name Chameleon Whiptail
Type Locality Río Conejo, tributary of Río San Miguel, vicinity of Santa Cecilia, 0°06'N, 76°51'W, Napo Province, Ecuador.
Pronunciation seu doh hem ee oh don
Etymology Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, hemi = half + Greek, odous = teeth The specific name apithanos (Greek) means incredible, an allusion to the variability in colour pattern.
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Size 145mm or 5.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: San Miquel River basin, western Amazon River drainage.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Japurá, Caquetá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Putumayo, San Miguel (Ecuador) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There are 4 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Beaufortia v. 27 (no. 339), pp 195, Figs. 6-8.
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Last Update 2019 Jun 16 03:08 (species record created: 2017 Oct 05 14:59)