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Mesobaena rhachicephala HOOGMOED, PINTO, DA ROCHA & PEREIRA, 2009

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common Names 
SynonymMesobaena rhachicephala HOOGMOED, PINTO, DA ROCHA & PEREIRA 2009 
DistributionBrazil (Para)

Type locality: Floresta Nacional Saracá-Taquera (01° 50’ S, 56° 31’ W, 83 m), Porto Trombetas, Munipality of Oriximiná, State of Para, Brazil  
TypesHolotype: MNRJ 15324, adult male. November, 2006. Collected by E. G. Pereira. 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific epithet rhachicephala is formed from the Greek words rhachis (= ridge) and kephale (= head) in reference to the slightly keeled rostrum of the new species. 
  • Hoogmoed, Marinus S.; Roberta R. Pinto, Wáldima Alves da Rocha, and Emiliane G. Pereira 2009. A NEW SPECIES OF MESOBAENA MERTENS, 1925 (SQUAMATA: AMPHISBAENIDAE) FROM BRAZILIAN GUIANA, WITH A KEY TO THE AMPHISBAENIDAE OF THE GUIANAN REGION. Herpetologica 65 (4): 436 - get paper here
  • Morato, S.A.A.; Calixto, P.O.; Mendes, L.R.; Gomes, R.; Galatti, U.; Trein, F.L.; Oliveira, F.S.; Ferreira, G.N. 2014. Guia fotográfico de identificação da herpetofauna da Floresta Nacional de Saracá-Taquera, Estado do Pará. Curitiba: STCP Engenharia de Projetos Ltda.; Porto Trombetas: MRN – Mineração Rio do Norte S.A.; 213 p. - get paper here
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