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Amphisbaena ignatiana VANZOLINI, 1991

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesPortuguese: Cobra-de-Duas-Cabeças, Cobra-Cega 
SynonymAmphisbaena ignatiana VANZOLINI 1991
Amphisbaena ignatiana — GANS 2005: 15 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: Brazil; Bahia, Santo Indicio (11°06’S, 42°44’W).  
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 72616. Paratopotypes: MZUSP 72615, 72617–72619. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A small, slender, elongate species (snout to vent 188 mm; head width 2.1-3.1 mm). Preanal pores 6. Body annuli 255-263; tail annuli 32-36. Autotomy level on tail annulus 6, externally inapparent. No dorsal or ventral sulci. Lateral sulci, weakly marked, on the posterior 3/4-4/5 of the trunk. Segments around midbody 16 above and 20-22 below the lateral sulci. Dorsal segments of the trunk dark brown with light sutures, the pattern extending to the lateral sulci orup to five segments below, the general outline crenelated (Vanzolini 1991). 
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  • Matias, Gesika D. A., Gustavo H. C. Vieira and Tamí Mott. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Amphisbaena ignatiana. Herpetological Review 45 (2): 281-282 - get paper here
  • ROBERTO, IGOR JOVENTINO; LUCAS B. M. BRITO, & ROBSON W. ÁVILA 2014. A new six-pored Amphisbaena (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from the coastal zone of northeast Brazil. Zootaxa 3753 (2): 167–176 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, M.T. 2003. Herpetofauna da Caatinga. In: I.R. Leal, M. Tabarelli & J.M.C. Silva (eds.). Ecologia e conservação da Caatinga, pp. 181-236. Editora Universitária, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil.
  • Vanzolini, P.E. 2002. AN AID TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN SPECIES OF AMPHISBAENA (SQUAMATA, AMPHISBAENIDAE). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 42(15):351-362 - get paper here
  • Vanzolini,P.E. 1991. Two new small species of Amphisbaena from the fossil dune field of the middle Rio São Francisco, State of Bahia, Brasil (Reptilia, Amphisbaenia). Pap. Avul. Univ. Sao Paulo. 37 (17): 259-276
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