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Vanzosaura savanicola RECODER, WERNECK, TEXEIRA JR, COLLI, SITES & RODRIGUES, 2014

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Gymnophthalminae), Gymnophthalmini, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymVanzosaura savanicola RECODER, WERNECK, TEXEIRA JR, COLLI, SITES & RODRIGUES 2014 
DistributionBrazil (Tocantins)

Type locality: Estação Ecológica Serra Geral do Tocantins (11°14′51.3′′S, 46°55′05.1′′W; 590 m elevation.; datum WGS84), municipality of Almas, state of Tocantins, Brazil (Fig. 10 in Recoder et al. 2014)  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 103202 (field number MTR 14754) collected on 4 February 2008 by M.T. Rodrigues, R.S. Recoder, M. Teixeira Jr, A.
Camacho, T. Mott, P.H. Valdujo, J.M. Ghellere, P. Nunes, and C. Nogueira. Paratypes: MZUSP. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific epithet makes reference to the distribution of the new species in savannah habitats, the predominant type of vegetation in the Cerrado region of central South America. 
References
  • Costa, Henrique Caldeira & Renato Silveira Bérnils 2015. Répteis brasileiros: lista de espécies 2015 Herpetologia Brasileira 4 (3): 75-93
  • Recoder, Renato Sousa; Fernanda De Pinho Werneck, Mauro Teixeira Jr, Guarino Rinaldi Colli, Jack Walter Sites Jr and Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2014. Geographic variation and systematic review of the lizard genus Vanzosaura (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae), with the description of a new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171 (1): 206–225 - get paper here
 
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