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Bachia psamophila RODRIGUES, PAVAN & CURCIO, 2007

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae, Bachiinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymBachia psamophila RODRIGUES, PAVAN & CURCIO 2007 
DistributionC Brazil (Tocantins)

Type locality: ‘‘Tombador de areia’’ (10°02’S, 48°23’W), mu-
nicipality of Porto Nacional, state of Tocantins, Brazil.  
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 95080, an adult male, collected by D. Pavan on 13 December
2002. The specimen was not labeled in field. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific name derives from the Greek ‘‘psamos’’ (sand) and is a reference to the sandy habitat preferences of this species. 
  • 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
  • Rodrigues, M.T.; Pavan, D. & Curcio, F. 2007. Two New Species of Lizards of The Genus Bachia (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) from Central Brazil. Journal of Herpetology 41 (4): 545-553 - 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
  • 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
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