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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLeposoma puk RODRIGUES, DIXO, PAVAN & VERDADE 2002
Leposoma puk — RODRIGUES & AVILA-PIRES 2005 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: Una: state of Bahia: Brazil (15°10’S, 39°03’W). Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MZUSP 87.959, an adult male, collected by Marianna Dixo on 25 February 2000; field number MD 2592. 
Etymologypuk derives from the vocabulary of the now extinct Botocudo indians who formerly lived in the Atlantic forests of State of Bahia, Brazil. It means “the one who cries”, and here is intended to reflect the loss of the Botocudo culture, as well as the highly threatened and dwindling present condition of the Atlantic Rainforests, the remaining habitat of these little forest lizards. 
  • Camardelli, Milena, Marlla Alves Matos and Euvaldo Jr. Marciano. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Leposoma puk. Herpetological Review 44 (2): 273-274
  • 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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