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Leposoma baturitensis RODRIGUES & BORGES, 1997

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae s.l., Ecpleopodinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLeposoma baturitensis RODRIGUES & BORGES 1997: 2
Leposoma baturitensis — RODRIGUES & AVILA-PIRES 2005 
DistributionNE Brazil (Ceara)

Type locality: Serrade Baturite (Sitio Barbosa):Pacoti:State of Ceara: Brazil (4°10'S,38°55'W; 800 m elevation)  
TypesHolotype:-MZUSP 79.378, an adult male, collected by Diva Maria Borges on 8 February 1989. Paratypes.-All collected at Serra de Baturite: State of Ceara: Brazil. MZUSP 79.379,female,Sitio Sao Goncalo do Freire: Pacoti; collected by D. M. Borges on 23 August 1991. UFC 1948, male, Sitio Arabia Guaramiranga; collected by D. M. Borgeson July 1989. UFC 1951, male, and UFC 1952-1953, females, Sitio Sao Jose, Guaramiranga; collected by R.Otoch and L.P.Castro on 7 April 1994. 
CommentThe new species has a single frontonasal scale, elongate dorsals, lanceolate ventrals in transverse and diagonal, rather than longitudinal, rows, conical granules on the side of the neck, and strong sexual dichromatism. 
  • Borges-Nojosa, D. M. & Caramaschi, U. 2003. Composição e análise comparativa da diversidade e das afinidades biogeográficas dos lagartos e anfisbenídeos (Squamata) dos brejos nordestinos. 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.
  • Roberto, Igor Joventino and Ciro Albano. 2012. Aspects of the clutch size and oviposition period of Leposoma baturitensis (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae). Herpetology Notes 6: 445-446 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues M T. 1997. A new species of Leposoma (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Atlantic forest of Brazil. Herpetologica 53 (3): 383-389. - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, M.T. and D.M. Borges 1997. A new species of Leposoma (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from a relictual forest in semiarid northeastern Brazil. Herpetologica 53 (1): 1-6 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, Miguel T. and Teresa C. S. Avila-Pires 2005. New lizard of the genus Leposoma (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) from the Lower Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil. Journal of Herpetology 39 (4): 541-546 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, Miguel Trefaut, et al. 2002. A new species of Leposoma (Squamata, Gymnopthalmidae) from the remnant Atlantic Forests of the state of Bahia, Brazil. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 42 (14): 335-350 - get paper here
  • RODRIGUES, MIGUEL TREFAUT; MAURO TEIXEIRA JR., RENATO SOUSA RECODER, FRANCISCO DAL VECHIO, ROBERTA DAMASCENO & KATIA CRISTINA MACHADO PELLEGRINO 2013. A new species of Leposoma (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) with four fingers from the Atlantic Forest central corridor in Bahia, Brazil. Zootaxa 3635 (4): 459–475 - get paper here
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