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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
DistributionBrazil (Goiás)

Type locality: Brazil, Goiás state, municipality of Chapadão do Céu, Parque Nacional das Emas, 821 m, pitfall trapping site in open, interfluvial Cerrado grassland (‘campo limpo’), CL site, 18°13′ 08′′ S, 52°46′17′′ W. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: CHUNB 26586 (Fig. 3), adult male, collected between September 2001 and February 2002 by P. H. Valdujo. Paratypes. Twenty nine specimens; CHUNB 25734–35, 25737–39, 25741–49, 26505–06, 26584, 26586–87, 25736, 25740, 26583, 26585, 26588–89, 47996–99, 48052; all collected at the following sites within Parque Nacional das Emas (see Fig. 4), Goiás state: Mineiros municipality: CA: 18°15′ 05′′ S, 52°53′06′′ W, CS: 18°13′ 33′′ S, 52°50′14′′ W; P2: 18°06′ 07′′ S, 52°55′21′′ W; S3: 18°17′ 25′′ S, 52°53′23′′ W; W: 18°11′ 30′′ S, 52°52′12′′ W; C1: 18°14′ 42′′S,52°52′57′′W;Chapadão do Céu municipality:CL: 18°13′ 08′′ S, 52°46′17′′ W C3: 18°18′ 23′′ S, 52°48′24′′ W. Site descriptions and coordinates in Valdujo et al. (2009). All sites between 800–850 m above sea level (see Fig. 4 in GIUGLIANO et al. 2013). 
CommentHabitat: interfluvial plateau grassland, a habitat type largely converted by agriculture outside the park limits. 
EtymologyJacuba originates from the Tupi y-acub, which means warm water, and is also the name of a river with headwaters in Parque Nacional das Emas. In Portuguese, it further refers to a pap prepared from cassava flour, mixed with water, milk or aguardiente (‘cachaça’), and sugar, honey or raw brown sugar (‘rapadura’), which was popular among mule troopers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 
  • Giugliano, L. G., Nogueira, C., Valdujo, P. H., Collevatti, R. G., Colli, G. R. 2013. Cryptic diversity in South American Teiinae (Squamata, Teiidae) lizards. Zoologica Scripta 42 (56): 473–487, doi:10.1111/zsc.12017 - get paper here
  • Tayar Marinho do Nascimento, Bruno; Marson Moya, Guilherme; Maffei, Fábio 2015. Report of reproduction in Ameiva cf. jacuba Giugliano, Nogueira, Valdujo, Collevatti & Colli, 2013 (Squamata: Teiidae) in Brazilian Cerrado Cuad. herpetol. 29 (1): - get paper here
  • Valdujo, Paula Hanna; Cristiano de Campos Nogueira; Leandro Baumgarten; Flavio Henrique Guimarães Rodrigues; Reuber Albuquerque Brandão; André Eterovic; Mário Barroso Ramos-Neto; Otavio A. V. Marques 2009. Squamate Reptiles from Parque Nacional das Emas and surroundings, Cerrado of Central Brazil. Check List 5 (3): 405–417
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