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Amphisbaena talisiae VANZOLINI, 1995

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common Names 
SynonymAmphisbaena talisiae VANZOLINI 1995
Amphisbaena talisiae — GANS 2005 
DistributionBrazil (Mato Grosso)

Type locality: Mato Grosso, Serra da Pitomba (15°49’S, 52°10’W).  
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 78808. 
CommentAmphisbaena talisiae, sp. n., from Serra da Pitomba (15 degree 49'S, 52 degree 10'W), a small, slender species, is characterized by having four preanal pores, 218 body annuli, caudal autotomy on the seventh annulus (tail broken and healed), 10/14 segments to a body annulus.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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
  • Vanzolini P E 1995. A new species of Amphisbaena from the state of Mato Grosso, Brasil (Reptilia: Amphisbaenia: Amphisbaenidae). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 39 (10): 217-221
  • 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
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