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Liotyphlops trefauti FREIRE, CARAMASCHI, SUZART ARGOLO, 2007

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Higher TaxaAnomalepididae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymLiotyphlops trefauti FREIRE, CARAMASCHI, SUZART ARGOLO 2007
Liotyphlops trefauti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 398 
DistributionNE Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Pernambuco), 50-640 m elevation

Type locality: Fazenda Bananeira, Municipality of Murici (9°14’S, 35°48’W, 640 m elevation), State of Alagoas, Brazil. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MZUSP 12178, male, on 04 November 1994 by E. M. X. Freire. 
CommentDiagnosis. Liotyphlops trefauti sp. nov. is distinguished from all other species of the genus by the following combinations of characters: (1) four scales contacting the posterior edge of prefrontal; (2) one scale contacting the posterior edge of nasal, between the second supralabial and the prefrontal; (3) five scales in the
first vertical row of lateral head scales; (4) 22-22-22 scales around body; (5) 520–543 dorsal scales; (6) 499–532 ventral scales; (7) absence of eye spot; (8) dorsal and ventral color bright yellowish to reddish brown. 
EtymologyNamed after Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Brazilian herpetologist. 
  • Azbegg, Arthur Diesel; Marco Antonio de Freitas, Geraldo Jorge Barbosa de Moura 2017. New records of Liotyphlops trefauti Freire, Caramaschi & Argôlo, 2007 (Squamata: Anomalepididae). Herpetology Notes 10: 345-347 - get paper here
  • Dixon J R; Kofron C P 1984. The Central and South American anomalepid snakes of the genus Liotyphlops. Amphibia-Reptilia 4 (2-4): 241-264 [1983] - get paper here
  • FREIRE, E.M.X.; U. CARAMASCHI & A.J.S. ARGOLO 2007. A new species of Liotyphlops (Serpentes: Anomalepididae) from the Atlantic Rain Forest of Northeastern Brazil. Zootaxa 1393: 19-26 - get paper here
  • Hamdan, B. & R. M. Lira-da-Silva 2012. The snakes of Bahia State, northeastern Brazil: species richness, composition and biogeographical notes. Salamandra 48 (1): 31-50 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Silva Haad, J.J., Franco, F.L. & Maldonado, J. 2008. Una nueva especie de Liotyphlops Peters, 1881 (Serpentes, Scolecophidia, Anomalepidae) del sur de la Amazonia Colombiana. Biota Colombiana 9 (2): 295 - 300
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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