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Colobosauroides carvalhoi SOARES & CARAMASCHI, 1998

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae s.l., Ecpleopodinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymColobosauroides carvalhoi SOARES & CARAMASCHI 1998 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: Brasil, Bahia, Municipio de Barreiras (12° 09’ S, 44° 59’ W)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNRJ 2565, male 
Diagnosis 
CommentColobosauroides is most closely related to the genera Anotosaura, Colobodactylus, and Colobosaura. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Antenor Leitao de Carvalho (1910-1985), a Brazilian herpetologist and ichthyologist, specialized in frogs. He became Curator of Herpetology (1941) and, eventually Vice Director. of the Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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.
  • Soares, M. & U. CARAMASCHI 1998. Espécie nova de Colobosauroides CUNHA, LIMA-VERDE & LIMA, 1991 do estado da Bahia, Brasil (Squamata, Sauria, Gymnophthalmidae). Bol. Mus. Nac. nov. Sér., Rio deJaneiro, 388: 1-8.
 
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