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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Gymnophthalminae), Iphisini, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesSpiny Colobosaura 
SynonymAcratosaura spinosa RODRIGUES, CASSIMIRO, DE FREITAS & SANTOS SILVA 2009 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: at 1,250 m [elevation] at Fazenda Caraíbas (13º06'59"S 41º22'58"W), Serra do Sincorá, Espinhaço range, district of Cascavel, municipality of Mucugê, state of Bahia, Brazil. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MZUSP 98088, an adult male, collected by Marco Antonio de Freitas and Thaís Figueiredo Santos Silva on 8 December 2005, field number MTR 13999. 
Etymologythe specific epithet is given in reference to the spinose aspect of the body scales. 
  • Freitas, M.A.; D. Veríssimo; V. Uhlig. 2012. Squamate Reptiles of the central Chapada Diamantina, with a focus on the municipality of Mucugê, state of Bahia, Brazil. Check List 8(1):16-22 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, Miguel T., José Cassimiro, Marco A. de Freitas and Thais F. S. Silva. 2009. A new microteiid lizard of the genus Acratosaura (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from Serra do Sincorá, State of Bahia, Brazil. Zootaxa 2013: 17-19 - get paper here
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