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Calyptommatus sinebrachiatus RODRIGUES, 1991

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Gymnophthalminae), Gymnophthalmini, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLesser Microteiid 
SynonymCalyptommatus sinebrachiatus RODRIGUES 1991
Calyptommatus sinebrachiatus — CASTOE et al. 2004 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia: eastern margin of São Francisco River)

Type locality: Brazil: Bahia: Santo Inácio (11°06’ S, 42°44' W) Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 67.117 
CommentSpecies of Calyptommatus (sinebrachiatus, leiolepis, and nicterus) show extreme reduction of hind limbs, absence of fore limbs, and absence of prefrontals, frontals, supraoculars and frontoparietals, and are thought to be related to the recently described genus Nothobachia.

Type species: Calyptommatus sinebrachiatus RODRIGUES 1991 is the type species of the genus Calyptommatus RODRIGUES 1991. 
References
  • Andrews, R. M., Brandley, M. C. and Greene, V. W. 2013. Developmental sequences of squamate reptiles are taxon specific. Evolution & Development, 15: 326–343. doi: 10.1111/ede.12042 - 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
  • Rodrigues M T 1991. Herpetofauna das dunas interiores do rio Sao Francisco, Bahia, Brasil. 1. Introducao a area e descricao de um novo genero de microteiideos (Calyptommatus) com notas sobre sua ecologia, distribuicao e especiacao (Sauria, Teiidae). PAPEIS AVULSOS DE ZOOLOGIA (SAO PAULO) 37(19) 1991: 285-320 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, M.T. 2003. Herpetofauna da Caatinga. In: I.R. Leal, M. Tabarelli & J.M.C. Silva (eds.). Ecologia e conservação da Caatinga, pp. 181-236. Editora Universitária, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil.
  • Siedchlag, Ana Carolina; Maria Lúcia Benozzati, José Carlos Passoni, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2010. Genetic structure, phylogeny, and biogeography of Brazilian eyelid-less lizards of genera Calyptommatus and Nothobachia (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) as inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 (2): 622-630 - get paper here
  • Yonenaga-Yassuda, Yatiyo et al. 2005. Chromosomal banding patterns in the eyelid-less microteiid lizard radiation: The X1X1X2X2:X1X2Y sex chromosome system in Calyptommatus and the karyotypes of Psilophthalmus and Tretioscincus (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae). Genetics and Molecular Biology 28 (4): 700-709
 
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