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Liotyphlops caissara CENTENO, SAWAYA & GERMANO, 2010

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Higher TaxaAnomalepididae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLiotyphlops caissara CENTENO, SAWAYA & GERMANO 2010
Liotyphlops caissara — WALLACH et al. 2014: 397 
DistributionBrazil (São Paulo)

Type locality: Trilha da Água Branca in Ilha de São Sebastião (23° 50’ 45’’ S, 45° 21’ 12’’ W; Fig. 1), municipality of Ilhabela, São Paulo state, southeastern Brazil, 300 m elevation.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: IBSP 76774 (Fig. 3), juvenile female, collected on 17 January 2007 by FCC and Kelly R. Zamudio. 
Comment 
EtymologyEtymology.—A noun in apposition, the specific epithet ‘‘caissara’’ (from the word ‘‘caiçara’’) is used in allusion to the region in which the new species was found. Caiçara is a term from the Tupi native Brazilian ancient language, and has been strictly used to describe traditional coastal communities throughout São Paulo state. 
References
  • Centeno, Fernanda C., Ricardo J. Sawaya and Valdir J. Germano. 2010. A new species of Liotyphlops (Serpentes: Anomalepididae) from the Atlantic Coastal Forest in southeastern Brazil. Herpetologica 66 (1): 86-91 - get paper here
  • Marra-Santos, Fidélis Júnio and Roberto E. Reis 2018. Two New Blind Snake Species of the Genus Liotyphlops (Serpentes: Anomalepididae), from Central and South Brazil. Copeia, 106 (3): 507-514 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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