Leposoma puk RODRIGUES, DIXO, PAVAN & VERDADE, 2002
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Leposoma puk?
|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Leposoma puk RODRIGUES, DIXO, PAVAN & VERDADE 2002|
Leposoma puk — RODRIGUES & AVILA-PIRES 2005
Type locality: Una: state of Bahia: Brazil (15°10’S, 39°03’W). Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: MZUSP 87.959, an adult male, collected by Marianna Dixo on 25 February 2000; field number MD 2592.|
|Etymology||puk 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.|
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