Amerotyphlops arenensis GRABOSKI, PEREIRA-FILHO, SILVA, COSTA PRUDENTE & ZAHER, 2015
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|Higher Taxa||Typhlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Amerotyphlops arenensis GRABOSKI, PEREIRA-FILHO, SILVA, COSTA PRUDENTE & ZAHER 2015|
Type locality: Reserva Ecológica Mata do Pau Ferro (06° 58'12'' S, 35° 42'15'' W; ca. 600 m), municipality of Areia, state of Paraíba, Brazil Map legend:
- Type locality.
|Types||Holotype. MZUSP 20042, An adult male, collected by Gentil P. Filho on 19 November 2008.|
Paratypes. Eighteen specimens all collected in the type locality by Gentil P. Filho. MZUSP 20037–38 collected in 16 October 2008, MZUSP 20039 collected in 17 October 2008, MZUSP 20040–41 collected in 19 November 2008, MZUSP 20136 collected in 19 November 2008, MZUSP 20043–45 collected in 17 December 2008,MZUSP20046 collected in 18 December 2008, MZUSP 20047 and MZUSP 21273 collected in 21 January 2009, MZUSP 20048 collected in 28 February 2009, MZUSP 20049–50 and MZUSP 21274 collected in 27 March 2009, MZUSP 20051 collected in 23 April 2009, and MZUSP 20052 collected in 21 May 2009.
|Etymology||Etymology. The specific epithet is derived from the Latin name “arena”, a reference to the name of the type locality of the new species, the municipality of Areia.|
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