Liotyphlops caissara CENTENO, SAWAYA & GERMANO, 2010
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|Higher Taxa||Anomalepididae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Liotyphlops caissara CENTENO, SAWAYA & GERMANO 2010|
Liotyphlops caissara — WALLACH et al. 2014: 397
|Distribution||Brazil (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.
|Types||Holotype: IBSP 76774 (Fig. 3), juvenile female, collected on 17 January 2007 by FCC and Kelly R. Zamudio.|
|Etymology||Etymology.—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.|
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