Amphisbaena carli PINNA, MENDONÇA, BOCCHIGLIERI4 & FERNANDES, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Amphisbaena carli?
|Higher Taxa||Amphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata|
|Synonym||Amphisbaena carli PINNA, MENDONÇA, BOCCHIGLIERI4 & FERNANDES 2010|
|Distribution||Brazil (Bahia: SW Cerrado)|
Type locality: recently deforested Pinus spp. plantation area at Jatobá farm, 14°01’S / 45°54’W, municipality of Jaborandi, southwestern Bahia, Brazil.
|Types||Holotype: MNRJ 19256, adult male, collected at 10:30 on 11 April 2009 by A. Bocchiglieri. Paratypes: Adult male (MNRJ 19257) found road killed between a Cerrado fragment and a Pinus spp. plantation area at Jatobá farm, 14°03’S / 45°52’W, on 30 January 2008 by A. Bocchiglieri and A. F. Mendonça.|
|Comment||The new species is diagnosable by having: small and separated nasal scales; two pre-cloacal pores separated from each other; 221–242 body annuli; 10–13 caudal annuli; 21–23 dorsal and 21–23 ventral segments to a midbody annulus; and tail without visible autotomic constriction.|
|Etymology||Amphisbaena carli is named after Carl Gans (in memoriam), a researcher who contributed immensely to the knowledge of amphisbaenians and whose works were fundamental to the production of this paper. See Adler et al. 2010 for obituaries.|