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Leposoma nanodactylus RODRIGUES, 1997

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Ecpleopodinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLeposoma nanodactylus RODRIGUES 1997: 384
Leposoma nanodactylus — RODRIGUES & AVILA-PIRES 2005
Leposoma nanodactylus — DAMASCENO et al. 2020 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: Sao Jose do Macuco (Fazenda Unacau): State of Bahia: Brazil (15°09' S, 39°18’ W)  
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 66.474, an adult male, collected by Miguel T. Rodrigues on 15 October 1986. 
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. 
  • Damasceno, Roberta P, Ana Carolina Carnaval, Chodon Sass, Renato Sousa Recoder, Craig Moritz, and Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues. 2020. Geographic Restriction, Genetic Divergence, and Morphological Disparity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forests: Insights from Leposoma Lizards (Gymnophthalmidae, Squamata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 154: 106993 - 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, 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
  • Rojas-Padilla O, Menezes VQ, Dias IR, Argôlo AJS, Solé M, Orrico VGD 2020. Amphibians and reptiles of Parque Nacional da Serra das Lontras: an important center of endemism within the Atlantic Forest in southern Bahia, Brazil. ZooKeys 1002: 159-185 - get paper here
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