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Nothobachia ablephara RODRIGUES, 1984

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Gymnophthalminae), Gymnophthalmini, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesNothobachia 
SynonymNothobachia ablephara RODRIGUES 1984
Nothobachia ablephara — CASTOE et al. 2004 
DistributionNE Brazil (Bahia)

Type locality: Brasil, Piaui, Sao Raimundo Nonato (corrected to Sal, Piaui, 09°11'S, 42°03'W) Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MZUSP 54842, male. 
CommentType species: Nothobachia ablephara RODRIGUES 1984 is the type species of the genus Nothobachia RODRIGUES 1984.

Definition (genus): “Microteiideo caracterizado pela ausencia de'palpebra e de ouvido externo. Corpo extremamente alongado, sem constriccoes marcadas seja no pescoco, seja na base da cauda, esta mais curta que o comprimento rostro-anal. Poros preanais no macho. Poros femora is ausentes” []. 
  • Andrews, R. M., Brandley, M. C. and Greene, V. W. 2013. Developmental sequences of squamate reptiles are taxon specific. Evolution & Development, 15: 326–343. doi: 10.1111/ede.12042 - 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
  • Gomes dos Santos, Marion Venâncio, Ianne Gardenia Soares Macedo, Rodrigo Santos de Sousa, Melissa Gogliath and Leonardo Barros Ribeiro. 2012. Diet of Nothobachia ablephara (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) in a Caatinga area of the San Francisco Valley in northeastern Brazil. Herpetology Notes 6: 305-307 - get paper here
  • Pellegrino, K.C.; Rodrigues, M.T.; Yonenaga-Yassuda, Y 1999. Chromosomal polymorphisms due to supernumerary chromosomes and pericentric inversions in the eyelidless microteiid lizard Nothobachia ablephara (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae). Chromosome Research 7 (4): 247-254
  • Rodrigues 1985. Nothobachia ablephara: correcao da localidade tipo e nota sobre exemplares adicionais (Sauria, Teiidae). Pap. Avuls. Zool. 36: 169-170 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, M. T. 1984. Nothobachia ablephara: novo genero e especie do nordeste do Brasil (Sauria, Teiidae). PAPEIS AVULSOS DE ZOOLOGIA (SAO PAULO) 35(28) 1984: 361-366 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, M.T. 2003. Herpetofauna da Caatinga. In: I.R. Leal, M. Tabarelli & J.M.C. Silva (eds.). Ecologia e conservação da Caatinga, pp. 181-236. Editora Universitária, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil.
  • Siedchlag, Ana Carolina; Maria Lúcia Benozzati, José Carlos Passoni, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2010. Genetic structure, phylogeny, and biogeography of Brazilian eyelid-less lizards of genera Calyptommatus and Nothobachia (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) as inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 (2): 622-630 - get paper here
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