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Amphisbaena ibijara RODRIGUES, ANDRADE & DIAS-LIMA, 2003

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata
Subspecies 
Common NamesPortuguese: Cobra-de-Duas-Cabeças-da-Terra 
SynonymAmphisbaena ibijara RODRIGUES, ANDRADE & DIAS-LIMA 2003
Amphisbaena ibijara — GANS 2005: 15 
DistributionBrazil (Maranhão)

Type locality: Fazenda Santo Amaro, Brazil (03° 13’ 34’’ - 03° 14’ 58’’ S, 43° 24’ 59’’ - 43° 25’ 45’’ W), elevation 41 m, Urbano Santos, Maranhão, Brazil.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 91989 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the local Tupi language word for amphisbaenians, meaning “lord of the ground” or ground inhabitant. 
References
  • Amorim, Darciane Maria de; Igor Joventino Roberto and Robson Waldemar Ávila. 2014. Distribution extension of Amphisbaena ibijara Rodrigues, Andrade & Lima, 2003 (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae). Herpetology Notes 7: 451-452 - get paper here
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130 - get paper here
  • Gomes, J.O., A.O. Maciel, J.C.L. Costa & G.V. Andrade 2009. Diet Composition in Two Sympatric Amphisbaenian Species (Amphisbaena ibijara and Leposternon polystegum) from the Brazilian Cerrado Journal of Herpetology 43 (3): 377-384. - 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
  • Rodrigues, M.T.; Andrade, G.V. & Dias Lima J. 2003. A new species of Amphisbaena (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae) from state of Maranhão, Brazil. Phyllomedusa 2 (1): 21-26 - get paper here
 
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