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Leposoma nanodactylus RODRIGUES, 1997

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae s.l., Ecpleopodinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLeposoma nanodactylus RODRIGUES 1997: 384
Leposoma nanodactylus — RODRIGUES & AVILA-PIRES 2005 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: Sao Jose do Macuco (Fazenda Unacau): State of Bahia: Brazil (15°09' S, 39°18’ W)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 66.474, an adult male, collected by Miguel T. Rodrigues on 15 October 1986. 
Diagnosis 
CommentThe new species has a single frontonasal scale, elongate dorsals, lanceolate ventrals in transverse and diagonal rather than in longitudinal rows, and conical tubercles on the side of the neck. It further differs from all congeneric species by having the lowest total number of femoral pores (six), and fourth finger, and fourth toe lamellae (seven and 10, respectively). Leposoma nanodactylus occurs syntopically with Leposoma scincoides. 
Etymology 
References
  • 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, 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
 
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