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Amphisbaena bedai (VANZOLINI, 1991)

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymBronia bedai VANZOLINI 1991
Bronia bedai — CASTRO-MELLO 2003
Amphisbaena bedai — MOTT & VIEITES 2009 
DistributionBrazil (Mato Grosso do Sul)

Type locality: Brazil: Mato Grosso do Sul, Anastacio. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 72988. Paratypes: MZUSP 73070, 73314, 73069. 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after Arlindo de Figueiredo Béda, a zoologist, herpetologist, ecologist and taxonomist at the Department of Biosciences, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil where he was Professor and Head of Department until his retirement. 
References
  • Castro-Mello, C. 2003. Nova espécie de Bronia GRAY 1845, do estado do Tocantins, Brasil (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 43 (7): 139-143 - get paper here
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Mott, Tamí; David R. Vieites 2009. Molecular phylogenetics reveals extreme morphological homoplasy in Brazilian worm lizards challenging current taxonomy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51 (2): 190-200 - get paper here
  • Vanzolini P E 1991. A third species of Bronia Gray, 1865 (Reptilia, Amphisbaenia). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 37(25): 379-388
 
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