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Amerotyphlops amoipira (RODRIGUES & JUNCÁ, 2002)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesPortuguese: Cobra-Cega-das-Dunas 
SynonymTyphlops amoipira RODRIGUES & JUNCÁ 2002
Typhlops amoipira — LAMBERTZ 2010
Typhlops amoipira — BRITO et al. 2012
Amerotyphlops amoipira — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops amoipira — WALLACH et al. 2014: 758
Amerotyphlops amoipira — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia, Minas Gerais, Alagoas, Sergipe)

Type locality: Ibiraba (10°48’S, 42°50’W): state of Bahia: Brazil.  
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 12298, collected by Flora Acuña Juncá on 5 March 2000. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A small, slightly pigmented Typhlops with incomplete nasal suture,
18 scales around the body (without reduction), and 212-242 dorsals. 
Commentmax length: 200 mm. 
EtymologyA homage to the extinct Amoipira indians, a Tupi tribe that lived in the area in the XVI century and probably went extinct by the end of the XVII century. 
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  • Graboski R, Arredondo JC, Grazziotin FG, et al. 2018. Molecular phylogeny and hemipenial diversity of South American species of Amerotyphlops (Typhlopidae, Scolecophidia). Zoologica Scripta 48: 139– 156 - get paper here
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  • Lambertz, M. 2010. Kommentierte Liste der squamaten Reptilien des Sanddünengebietes am mittleren Rio São Francisco (Bahia, Brasilien) unter besonderer Berücksichtigung endemischer Faunenelemente. Ophidia 4 (2): 2-17 - get paper here
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  • OLIVEIRA LIMA, JEFFERSON; HUGO ANDRADE, TAINARA LIMA DA SILVA & EDUARDO JOSÉ DOS REIS DIAS. 2022. Reptiles of Sergipe: current knowledge and sampling discontinuities. Herpetology Notes 15: 69–78. - get paper here
  • Rodrigues M. T. & Flora Acunã Juncá 2002. Herpetofauna of Quaternary sand dunes of the middle Rio São Francisco, Bahia, Brazil. VII. Typhlops amoipira sp. nov., a possible relative of Typhlops yonenagae (Serpentes, Typhlopidae). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 42: 323-331 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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