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Amphisbaena saxosa (CASTRO-MELLO, 2003)

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymBronia saxosa CASTRO-MELLO 2003
Amphisbaena saxosa — MOTT & VIEITES 2009 
DistributionBrazil (Tocantins)

Type locality: “Brasil: Tocantins: UHE Luis Eduardo Magalhães
(09°45’S, 48°21’W)” Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 91546, coletado em 17.IX.2001 por R.C.A. Ghilardi et al., número de campo MTR 6640. 
CommentDiagnosis (original): Nasais independentes separadas pela rostral; supralabiais 4; 253-272 anéis corporais; 17-21 anéis caudais, 18-24:16-21 segmentos em um anel no meio do corpo, aba anal com 4 escamas alongadas dividindo a fileira de poros em duas áreas distintas, cada uma com dois poros. 
Etymology“o nome específico, um aposto, refere-se à localidade tipo, Lajeado.” 
References
  • Castro-Mello, C. 2003. Nova espécie de Bronia GRAY 1845, do estado do Tocantins, Brasil (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 43 (7): 139-143 - get paper here
  • Mott, Tamí; David R. Vieites 2009. Molecular phylogenetics reveals extreme morphological homoplasy in Brazilian worm lizards challenging current taxonomy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51 (2): 190-200 - get paper here
  • Strussmann, Christine & Tami Mott 2009. Sympatric amphisbaenids from Manso Dam region, Mato Grosso State, Western Brazil, with the description of a new two-pored species of Amphisbaena (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 44 (1): 37 – 46 - get paper here
 
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