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Epictia vonmayi KOCH, SANTA CRUZ & CÁRDENAS, 2016

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymEpictia vonmayi KOCH, SANTA CRUZ & CÁRDENAS 2016 
DistributionPeru (Cajamarca)

Type locality: La Granja-Río Tinto, District Querocoto, Province Chota, Region Cajamarca, Peru (06°20'30.592’’ S, 079°06'41.058’’ W, 2069 m elevation. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. MUSA 4342, collected by R. Santa Cruz and H. Cardenas on 15 January 2013.
Paratype. MUSA 4340, from La Granja-Río Tinto, District Querocoto, Province Chota, Region Cajamarca, Peru (06°20'38.825’’ S, 079°06'31.007’’ W, 1985 m a.s.l.) collected by R. Santa Cruz and H. Cardenas on 15 January 2013. 
CommentHabitat: under stones or trunks in a sloped mountain shrubland interspersed with crops.

Sympatry: E. teaguei, Polychrus peruvianus, Stenocercus arndti. 
EtymologyThe species name vonmayi is a noun (genitive case) and a patronym for Rudolf von May, Peruvian herpetologist, in recognition of his important contributions to the ecology and conservation of amphibians from his home country. 
References
  • KOCH, CLAUDIA; ROY SANTA CRUZ, & HEIDY CÁRDENAS 2016. Two new endemic species of Epictia Gray, 1845 (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae) from Northern Peru. Zootaxa 4150 (2): 101–122
  • Kwet, Axel 2017. Neue Arten: Liste der im Jahr 2016 neu beschriebenen Reptilien Terraria-Elaphe 2017 (3): 54-70 - get paper here
 
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