Amphisbaena brevis STRÜSSMANN & MOTT, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Amphisbaena brevis?
|Higher Taxa||Amphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata|
|Synonym||Amphisbaena brevis STRÜSSMANN & MOTT 2009|
|Distribution||Brazil (Mato Grosso)|
Type locality: near km 63 of the paved road MT 351 (14°57’22’’S, 55°52’00’’W), 70 km north of Cuiabá, municipality of Chapada dos Guimarães, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil Map legend:
- Type locality.
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: ZUEC 2834, male, road killed, collected on 16 December 2001 by Christine Strüssmann.|
|Etymology||The specific name is derived from the Latin word brevis, meaning short. It refers to the general appearance of the holotype, and addresses the most remarkable trait of this two-pored species: the lowest number of body annuli among all species presently known in the genus Amphisbaena.|
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