Amphisbaena littoralis ROBERTO, BRITO & ÁVILA, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Amphisbaena littoralis?
|Higher Taxa||Amphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata|
|Synonym||Amphisbaena littoralis ROBERTO, BRITO & ÁVILA 2014|
|Distribution||Brazil (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 Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: 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.
|Etymology||The 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.|
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