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Siagonodon acutirostris PINTO & CURCIO, 2011

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymSiagonodon acutirostris PINTO & CURCIO 2011
Siagonodon acutirostris — WALLACH et al. 2014: 665 
DistributionBrazil (Tocantins)

Type locality: Brazil, Tocantins, municipality of Almas, 11°31’ 00’’S, 47°09’00’’W, ca. 397 m elevation. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: CHUNB 35648 (Fig. 5–6), adult female, 22 February 2004, unknown collector. 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific epithet acutirostris derives from the union of the Latin adjective acutus (= pointed) with the substantive rostrum (= beak, snout). This name is given in allusion to the slightly acuminate shape of the snout exhibited by the new species. 
  • Pinto, Roberta R and Felipe F Curcio 2011. On the Generic Identity of Siagonodon brasiliensis, with the Description of a New Leptotyphlopid from Central Brazil (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae). Copeia 2011 (1): 53-63. - get paper here
  • 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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