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Liotyphlops taylori MARRA-SANTOS & REIS, 2018

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Higher TaxaAnomalepididae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLiotyphlops taylori MARRA-SANTOS & REIS 2018 
DistributionBrazil (Mato Grosso)

Type locality: Brazil, Mato Grosso state, Municipality of Porto Estrela, Serra das Araras Ecological Station, 15°38’31’’S, 57°11’23’’W  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP-S 14975, 239.4 mm, Cristiano Nogueira, 22 October 2002. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis.—Liotyphlops taylori is distinguished from all other Liotyphlops by having two infralabials. It is further distinguished from congeners, except L. albirostris, L. caissara, L. haadi, and L. wilderi, by having two infralabials and two scales contacting posterior edge of nasal between second supralabial and prefrontal (vs. three infralabials and one scale contacting posterior edge of nasal between second supralabial and prefrontal), and from L. beui, L. schubarti, and L. ternetzii by having two infralabials (vs. three infralabials). 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed in honor of Edward Harrison Taylor (April 23, 1889–June 16, 1978), American herpetologist who described the family Anomalepididae. 
References
  • 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
 
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