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Placosoma limaverdorum BORGES-NOJOSA, CARAMASCHI & RODRIGUES, 2016

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPlacosoma limaverdorum BORGES-NOJOSA, CARAMASCHI & RODRIGUES 2016 
DistributionBrazil (Ceará)

Type locality: Maciço de Baturité (Sítio Olho d’Água dos Tangarás), Pacoti Municipality, state of Ceará, Brazil (04°14’9,41”S / 38°55'1,15"W; Datum WGS 84)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype. CHUFC L1998, an adult male, collected by J.A. Carneiro in December, 1996 (Figures 1–2).
Paratypes. CHUFC L1958, juvenile male, November 15, 1995, and MZUSP 88071 (CHUFC L2055), adult male, February 19, 1998, collected by D.M. Borges-Nojosa; CHUFC L2527, adult male, CHUFC L2525 and CHUFC L2526, adult females, August 27, 1998, collected by D.C. Lima; CHUFC L3116, adult female, December 12, 2003, collected by Y. Quinet; CHUFC L4170 (Figure 3), adult male, and CHUFC L4171 (Figure 3), adult female, June 26, 2010, collected by D.C. Lima and T.A. Sousa; CHUFC L4194, adult male, August 22, 2010, collected by D.C. Lima; MNRJ 26049 (CHUFC L5649), adult male, September 27, 2014, MPEG 32210 (CHUFC L5783), juvenile male, October 18, 2014, collected by D.M. Borges-Nojosa, D.P. Castro et al.: all from Serra de Maranguape, Maranguape Municipality, State of Ceará, Brazil (03°54'–04°03' S / 38°32'–38°40' W; Datum WGS 84). CHUFC L3720, juvenile male, March–July 2005, collected by L.B.M. Brito: Maciço de Baturité, Guaramiranga Municipality (Sítio Guaramiranga), State of Ceará, Brazil (04°05–04°40’ S / 38°30'–39°10' W; Datum WGS 84). 
Comment 
EtymologyThe species honors Prof. Dr. José Santiago Lima-Verde, an important collaborator of herpetological studies in the State of Ceará, who started the Herpetological Collection of the Universidade Federal do Ceará (CHUFC) and the Núcleo Regional de Ofiologia da UFC (NUROF-UFC). This description is also a tribute to the agronomist Wilson Luiz Lima-Verde, owner of the cottage (Sítio Olho d’Água dos Tangarás) where the holotype was obtained. 
References
  • BORGES-NOJOSA; DIVA MARIA, ULISSES CARAMASCHI, MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES 2016. A new species of lizard Placosoma Tschudi, 1847 (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the relictual forest mountains of the State of Ceará, Brazil. Zootaxa 4169 (1): 160–170
 
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