Liotyphlops taylori MARRA-SANTOS & REIS, 2018
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|Higher Taxa||Anomalepididae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Liotyphlops taylori MARRA-SANTOS & REIS 2018|
Liotyphlops taylori — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019
|Distribution||Brazil (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||oviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022)|
|Types||Holotype: MZUSP-S 14975, 239.4 mm, Cristiano Nogueira, 22 October 2002.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: 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).|
|Etymology||Named in honor of Edward Harrison Taylor (April 23, 1889–June 16, 1978), American herpetologist who described the family Anomalepididae.|
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