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Amphisbaena cuiabana (STRÜSSMAN & CARVALHO, 2001)

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesPortuguese: Cobra-de-Duas-Cabeças-de-Cuiabá 
SynonymCercolophia cuiabana STRÜSSMAN & CARVALHO 2001
Cercolophia cuiabana — GANS 2005: 26
Amphisbaena cuiabana — MOTT & VIEITES 2009 
DistributionW Brazil (Mato Grosso)

Type locality: Brazil, Mato Grosso, Cuiaba´ (15°36’S, 56°06’W).  
TypesHolotype: ZUEC 2083. Paratypes: ZUEC 2084–2091. 
CommentMorphology: This species is one of ~20 species of Amphisbaena with two precloacal pores (Ribeiro et al. 2019). 
EtymologyNamed after the (female) people born in Cuiaba, the capital of Mato Grosso State. 
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130 - get paper here
  • Gonzalez R. C. et al. 2020. Lista dos Nomes Populares dos Répteis no Brasil – Primeira Versão. Herpetologia Brasileira 9 (2): 121 – 214 - get paper here
  • Mott, Tamí; David R. Vieites 2009. Molecular phylogenetics reveals extreme morphological homoplasy in Brazilian worm lizards challenging current taxonomy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51 (2): 190-200 - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO, SÍRIA; JERRIANE O. GOMES, HELDER LÚCIO RODRIGUES DA SILVA, CARLOS EDUARDO D. CINTRA, NELSON JORGE DA SILVA JR. 2016. A new two-pored species of Amphisbaena (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae) from the Brazilian Cerrado, with a key to the two-pored species of Amphisbaena. Zootaxa 4147 (2): 124–142 - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO, SÍRIA; VÂNIA SÁ, ALFREDO P. SANTOS-JR, ROBERTA GRABOSKI, HUSSAM ZAHER, ANDREI G. GUEDES, SHEILA P. ANDRADE, WILIAN VAZ-SILVA 2019. A new species of the Amphisbaena (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae) from the Brazilian Cerrado with a key for the two-pored species. Zootaxa 4550 (3): 301–320 - get paper here
  • Silva, P.C.; Mott T, Kawashita-Ribeiro R 2016. Reptilia, Squamata, Amphisbaenia, Amphisbaena cuiabana (Strüssmann and Carvalho, 2001): Range extension in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Check List 6(4): 644-645 - get paper here
  • Strussmann C and Carvalho MA 2001. Two new species of Cercolophia Vanzolini 1992 from the state of Mato Grosso, western Brazil (Reptilia, Amphisbaenia, Amphisbaenidae). Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino 18: 487-505
  • Strussmann, Christine & Tami Mott 2009. Sympatric amphisbaenids from Manso Dam region, Mato Grosso State, Western Brazil, with the description of a new two-pored species of Amphisbaena (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 44 (1): 37 – 46 - get paper here
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