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Micrablepharus atticolus RODRIGUES, 1996

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Gymnophthalminae), Gymnophthalmini, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymMicrablepharus atticolus RODRIGUES 1996
Micrablepharus atticolus — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 194
Micrablepharus atticolus — CASTOE et al. 2004
Micrablepharus allicolus — EZAZ et al. 2009 (in error) 
DistributionBrazil (Mato Grosso, Goiás, São Paulo)

Type locality: Alto Araguaia (Fazenda Balsamo): Mato Grosso: Brazil. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MZUSP 69.671 (Fig. 1), an adult female, collected by Laurie Vitt on 23 April 1989. 
CommentProbably also in Bolivia (fide LANGSTROTH 2005). 
EtymologyThe epithet specific is an adjective that alludes to the nests of the leaf-cutter ants (Atta laevigata) where these lizards seek refuge and frequently are found. 
  • Araujo, Cybele O.; Fábio Maffei, Décio T. Corrêa, Guilherme M. Moya, Bruno T. M. Nascimento, Selma Maria A. Santos 2014. Lizards from Estação Ecológica de Santa Bárbara, a remnant of Cerrado in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Check List 10 (5): 1038-10 - get paper here
  • Ávila, R.W.; R.A. Kawashita-Ribeiro. 2011. Herpetofauna of São João da Barra Hydroelectric Plant, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Check List 7 (6): 750-755 - get paper here
  • Bertolotto, C.E.V.; K.C.M. Pellegrino and Y. Yonenaga-Yassuda 2004. Occurrence of B chromosomes in lizards: a review. Cytogenet Genome Res 106: 243–246
  • Castoe, T.A.; Doan, T.M. & Parkinson, C.L. 2004. Data partitions and complex models in Bayesian analysis: the phylogeny of Gymnophthalmid lizards. Systematic Biology 53 (3): 448-469 - get paper here
  • Ezaz, T. et al. 2009. Sex Chromosome Evolution in Lizards: Independent Origins and Rapid Transitions. Cytogenet Genome Res 127: 249-260 - get paper here
  • Gonçalves-Santos, Marcella; Cristiano Nogueira, Lilian Gimenes Giugliano and Guarino Rinaldi Colli 2014. Landscape evolution and phylogeography of Micrablepharus atticolus (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae), an endemic lizard of the Brazilian Cerrado Journal of Biogeography 41: 1506–1519, doi:10.1111/jbi.12291 - get paper here
  • Langstroth, R.P. 2005. Adiciones probables y confirmadas para la saurofauna boliviana. Kempffiana 1 (1): 101-128
  • Pianka, E.R. & Vitt, L.J. 2003. Lizards - Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, 347 pp. [review in Copeia 2004: 955] - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR, MARCO A. & SILVANA AMARAL 2017. Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. IV. Alopoglossidae, Gymnophthalmidae Zootaxa 4269 (2): 151-196
  • Rodrigues, M. T. 1996. A new species of lizard, genus Micrablepharus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae), from Brazil. Herpetologica 52 (4): 535-541. - get paper here
  • Santos, D.L.; S.P. Andrade; E.P. Victor-Jr.; W. Vaz-Silva 2014. Amphibians and reptiles from southeastern Goiás, Central Brazil. Check List 10 (1): 131-148 - get paper here
  • Silva, J.R., Ramalho, W.P., De Arruda, F.V., De-Carvalho, C.B. & Do Prodo, V.H.M. 2017. Micrablepharus atticolus Predation. Herpetological Review 48 (3): 652.
  • Sousa, Heitor C. de; Ana Hermínia S.B. Soares, Bernardo M. Costa, Davi L. Pantoja, Gabriel H. Caetano, Tânia A. de Queiroz, and Guarino R. Colli 2015. Fire Regimes and the Demography of the Lizard Micrablepharus atticolus (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) in a Biodiversity Hotspot South American J. Herp. 10 (3): 143-156. - get paper here
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