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Ameivula xacriaba ARIAS, TEXEIRA Jr., RECODER, CARVALHO, ZAHER & RODRIGUES, 2014

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAmeivula xacriaba ARIAS, TEXEIRA Jr., RECODER, CARVALHO, ZAHER & RODRIGUES 2014 
DistributionBrazil (Minas Gerais)

Type locality: Parque Nacional Cavernas do Peruaçu (15°9′ 17.04′′ S, 44°18′ 18.29′′ W, 747 m a.s.l.), Januária municipality, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. MZUSP 99690, an adult male. Collected by M.T. Rodrigues, R. Recoder, M. Teixeira Jr., M. Aurelio de Sena and A. Camacho on 17 January 2009.
Paratypes. Adult males: MZUSP 99676, MZUSP 99685, MZUSP 99700, MZUSP 99679, MZUSP 99632, 99669, 99622, 99677, 99641. Adult females: MZUSP 99642, MZUSP 99658, MZUSP 99638, MZUSP 99618, MZUSP 99630, 99678, 99643. Collected by M.T. Rodrigues, R. Recoder, M. Teixeira Jr., M. Aurelio de Sena and A. Camacho on 17 January 2009. All paratypes with the same locality data as for the holotype. 
Comment 
EtymologyEtymology. The specific name “xacriaba” honors the Xakriabás indians. A remaining community that occupies an Indian Territory in the vicinities of Peruaçu region and along the left bank of the river São Francisco, in the mu- nicipalities of São João das Missões, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. 
References
  • Arias, Federico Jose, Mauro Teixeira Junior, Renato Sousa Recoder, Celso Morato de Carvalho, Hussam Zaher and Miguel Trefault Rodrigues. 2014. Whiptail lizards in South America: A new Ameivula (Aquamata, Teiidae) from Planalto dos Gerais, Eastern Brazilian Cerrado. Amphibia-Reptilia 35 (2): 227-242 - get paper here
 
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