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Bachia bresslaui (AMARAL, 1935)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae, Bachiinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBresslau's Bachia 
SynonymApatelus bresslaui AMARAL 1935
Bachia bresslaui — VANZOLINI 1961
Bachia bresslaui — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 80
Bachia bresslaui — CASTOE et al. 2004
Bachia bresslaui — CACCIALI et al. 2016 
DistributionBrazil (Sao Paulo, Mato Grosso, Bahia, Distrito Federal),
Paraguay (Amambay)

Type locality: Estado de São Paulo, Brazil.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: IB (= IBSP) 
CommentType: Vanzolini (1961) redescribed the holotype.

Distribution: Probably also in Bolivia (fide LANGSTROTH 2005). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Ernst Ludwig Bresslau (1877-1935), a physician and zoologist. He became head of the Zoology Department and the Georg Speyer Haus, Frankfurt (1920). He was also Professor and Director, Zoological Institute, Universitat zu Köln. Being Jewish, he lost his university jobs in Nazi Germany (1933), so left to become the first Director, Department of Zoology, University of São Paulo, Brazil (1934). 
References
  • Amaral, A. 1935. Estudos sobre lacertilios neotropicos II. Novo genero e especie de lagarto do Brasil. Mem. Inst. Butantan 9: 249-250 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cacciali, Pier; Norman J. Scott, Aida Luz Aquino Ortíz, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith 2016. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Literature, Distribution, and an Annotated Taxonomic Checklist SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF SOUTHWESTERN BIOLOGY, NUMBER 11: 1–373 - get paper here
  • Castoe, T.A.; Doan, T.M. & Parkinson, C.L. 2004. Data partitions and complex models in Bayesian analysis: the phylogeny of Gymnophthalmid lizards. Systematic Biology 53 (3): 448-469 - get paper here
  • Colli, Guarino R., Mariana G. Zatz and Hélio J. da Cunha 1998. Notes on the ecology and geographical distribution of the rare Gymnophthalmid lizard Bachia bresslaui. Herpetologica 54 (2): 169-174. - get paper here
  • Langstroth, R.P. 2005. Adiciones probables y confirmadas para la saurofauna boliviana. Kempffiana 1 (1): 101-128
  • MacLean, W. P. 1973. On the third specimen of Bachia bresslaui (Sauria, Teiidae). Papeis Avulsos Zoology (São Paulo) 27 (6): 81-82
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
  • RODRIGUES, MIGUEL TREFAUT; AGUSTÍN CAMACHO, PEDRO MURILO SALES NUNES, RENATO SOUSA RECODER, MAURO TEIXEIRA JR., PAULA H. VALDUJO, JOSÉ MÁRIO B. GHELLERE, TAMÍ MOTT & CRISTIANO NOGUEIRA 2008. A new species of the lizard genus Bachia (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Cerrados of Central Brazil. Zootaxa 1875: 39–50 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, Miguel Trefaut; Katia Cristina Machado Pellegrino, Marianna Dixo, Vanessa Kruth Verdade, Dante Pavan, Antônio Jorge Suzart Argolo, and Jack W. Sites Jr. 2007. A new genus of microteiid lizard from the Atlantic forests of State of Bahia, Brazil, with a new generic name for Colobosaura mentalis, and a discussion of relationships among the Heterodactylini (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae). American Museum novitates (3565): 1-27 - get paper here
  • TEIXEIRA JR, MAURO; RENATO SOUSA RECODER, AGUSTÍN CAMACHO, MARCO AURÉLIO DE SENA, CARLOS ARTURO NAVAS & MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES 2013. A new species of Bachia Gray, 1845 (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Eastern Brazilian Cerrado, and data on its ecology, physiology and behavior. Zootaxa 3616 (2): 173–189 - get paper here
  • Vanzolini,P.E. 1961. Bachia: Especies Brasileiras e conceito generico (Sauria: Teiidae). Papéis Avulsos Zoologia (São Paulo) 14: 193-209
  • Vanzolini,P.E. 1966. Sobre o segundo exemplar de Bachia bresslaui. Pap. Av. Zool. S. Paulo 19: 189-192 - get paper here
 
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