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Amphisbaena supernumeraria MOTT, RODRIGUES & DOS SANTOS, 2009

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common Names 
SynonymAmphisbaena supernumeraria MOTT, RODRIGUES & DOS SANTOS 2009 
DistributionBrazil (Pernambuco)

Type locality: at Fazenda Porto Seguro (08°29’13’’S, 37°16’ 52’’W), Parque Nacional do Catimbau, municipality of Buique, state of Pernambuco, Brazil.  
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 98101 (Figs. 1, 2), an adult male collected by Miguel T. Rodrigues and Ednilza Maranhão dos Santos on 7th March, 2008. Field number MTR 15383. Paratypes: MZUSP 98098-98100; same data as for the holotype. 
EtymologyThe specific name derives from the Latin “super” (beyond), and “numeraria” (number), referring to the highest number of body annuli of this species comparing with its congeners. 
  • Mott, T.; Rodrigues, M.T. & dos Santos, E.M. 2009. A new Amphisbaena with chevron-shaped anterior body annuli from state of Pernambuco: Brazil (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae). Zootaxa 2165: 52–58 - get paper here
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