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Epictia clinorostris ARREDONDO & ZAHER, 2010

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymEpictia clinorostris ARREDONDO & ZAHER 2010
Epictia clinorostris — WALLACH et al. 2014: 276 
DistributionC Brazil (SE Mato Grosso, W Goiás)

Type locality: Toricoejo locality, bank of Rio das Mortes, (15°14’21.6” S – 53°14’36.6” W), municipality of Barra do Garças, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 17480. Adult female, collected by A. p. soares on 5 september 2007. 
CommentSimilar species: E. tenella

Diagnosis: (1) snout laterally compressed in dorsal view; (2) snout sloped in lateral view; (3) dorsal ter- mination of rostral scale rounded; (4) two supralabi- al scales; (5) five infralabial scales; (6) supraocular scales present; (7) supraocular scale not in contact with anterior supralabial scale; (8) frontal and post- frontal scales sub-equal in size; (9) mid-dorsal scales 241-254; (10) subcaudal scales 12-16; (11) scales around the middle of tail 10; (12) total length/mid- body diameter ratio 54.2-59.6; (13) total length/tail length ratio 17.2-18.7; (14) dorsal coloration with seven dark longitudinal lines on a light brown back- ground; (15) ventral pattern reticulated; (16) maxi- mum total length 206 mm; (17) white dot present on tips of head and tail [from ARREDONDO & ZAHER 2010]. 
Etymologythe specific name is a combination of the Greek word “clino-” (= slope) and the Latin word “rostrum” (= snout), referring to the sloped snout in lateral view characteristic of the species. 
References
  • Arredondo, Juan Camilo and Hussam Zaher 2010. A New Species of Epictia (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae) from Central Brazil. South American J. Herp. 5 (3): 189–198 - get paper here
  • FRANCISCO, BÁRBARA CRISTINA S.; ROBERTA R. PINTO & DANIEL S. FERNANDES 2012. Taxonomy of Epictia munoai (Orejas-Miranda, 1961) (Squamata: Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae). Zootaxa 3512: 42–52 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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