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Amphisbaena littoralis ROBERTO, BRITO & ÁVILA, 2014

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common Names 
SynonymAmphisbaena littoralis ROBERTO, BRITO & ÁVILA 2014 
DistributionBrazil (Rio Grande do Norte)

Type locality: 8.5 km in straight line to the downtown of Guamaré municipality, state of Rio Grande do Norte (05°07’31.5’’S, 36°23’00.8’’W), Guamaré municipality, state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil  
TypesHolotype: URCA-H 3540, an adult female collected by Igor J. Roberto on May 27 of 2011, (Figure 1–3A).
Paratypes. Four adult males (URCA-H 3541-3542, 3544, 3552), two adult females (URCA-H 3543, 3551) and six undetermined sex (URCA-H 3545-3550), all collected from June 9th to June 25th, by Lucas B. M. Brito between 05°08' 30.9'' S/ 36°25' 05.0''W, municipality of Guamaré and 05°10'31.3'' S, 36°28'57.8''W, municipality of Macau, state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet littoralis, a noun in apposition, means in Latin inhabitant of coastal area, referring to the presence of the species in coastal sand dunes. 
  • Calixto PO, Morato SAA 2017. Herpetofauna recorded by a fauna rescue program in a Caatinga area of João Câmara, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Check List 13 (5): 647-657 - 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
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