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Amphisbaena acangaoba RIBEIRO, GOMIDES & COSTA, 2020

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Helmeted Worm LizardAnfisbena-de-Capacete 
SynonymAmphisbaena acangaoba RIBEIRO, GOMIDES & COSTA 2020 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: area of Complexo Eo ́ lico Campo Largo (10.47258S, 41.45938W, datum WGS 84, 1,061 m above sea level), municipality of Umburanas, state of Bahia, Brazil  
TypesHolotype: MFCH 4654, Adult male. The specimen was collected on 13 June 2017 by Adrien Bessane.
Paratypes.—Five specimens, MFCH 4652, 4653, 4669, 4670, and 4671, from the type locality; 25 specimens, MFCH 4467, 4479, 4481, 4482, 4486, 4487, 4492, 4495, 4649, 4650, 4651, 4655–4658, 4660–4668, and 4749, from Complexo Eo ́lico Campo Largo, municipality of Sento Se ́, state of Bahia (Tables 1 and 2). The coordinates of each collection site are presented in Appendix 1. 
CommentSympatry: A. kiriri 
EtymologyIn the Tupi indigenous language, acangaoba is a head ornament, a ‘‘helmet’’ or ‘‘cap’’ by neologism (D’Abbeville, 1945; Barbosa, 1970). Used here as a noun in apposition, the name acangaoba refers to the highly domed head of the new species, in the region formed by the nasal, prefrontal, and frontal scales. 
  • Ribeiro, Leonardo B.; Samuel C. Gomides, and Henrique C. Costa 2020. A New Worm Lizard Species (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae: Amphisbaena) with Non-autotomic Tail, from Northeastern Brazil. Journal of Herpetology 54 (1): 9-18 - get paper here
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