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Amphisbaena leeseri GANS, 1964

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Urucum Worm Lizard
Portuguese: Cobra-de-Duas-Cabeças, Cobra-Cega 
SynonymAmphisbaena leeseri GANS 1964: 554
Amphisbaena leeseri — GANS 2005: 16
Amphisbaena leeseri — CACCIALI et al. 2016 
DistributionBrazil (SW Mato Grosso), N Paraguay

Type locality: Brazil; Mato Grosso do Sul, Urucum
(198109S, 578399W).  
TypesHolotype: MRSN (= MZUT) 2748B; Type: MSNTO R2091; Paratypes: IMZUT 2748A, 2748C–2748E (cited as IMZUT fide GANS 2005) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A small form of Amphisbaena with the postrostral head shields paired and without major fusions of head shields, with the midventral segments of each an nulus as wide as long, and with a single pair of round precloacal pores (which is but faintly apparent in females) . Specimens have 216 to 240 body annuli, 14 to 16 caudal annuli, an autotomy constriction at the fifth or sixth postcloacal annulus, 13 to 15 (normally 14) dorsal and 14 to 18 ventral segments to a midbody annulus, and 6 pre-cloacal segments. The color of each animal is dark brown dorsally, lighter ventrally, the color changing by a dropping out of pigmented segments. The posterior 15% of a segment is often light colored. The intersegmental raphes are light. (Gans 1964: 554)

Detailed description: Gans 1964: 556. 
  • Cacciali, Pier; Norman J. Scott, Aida Luz Aquino Ortíz, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith 2016. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Literature, Distribution, and an Annotated Taxonomic Checklist. SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF SOUTHWESTERN BIOLOGY, NUMBER 11: 1–373 - get paper here
  • Gans, C. 1964. New records of Amphisbaena silvestrii Boulenger, and the description of a new two-pored species from the northern Chaco (Amphisbaenia: Reptilia). [Notes on amphisbaenids 14 (not 12)]. Copeia 1964 (3): 553-561. - 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
  • 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
  • PEREZ, RENATA; SÍRIA RIBEIRO & MÁRCIO BORGES-MARTINS 2012. Reappraisal of the taxonomic status of Amphisbaena prunicolor (Cope 1885) and Amphisbaena albocingulata Boettger 1885 (Amphisbaenia: Amphisbaenidae). Zootaxa 3550: 1–25 - get paper here
  • PINNA, PEDRO H.; ANDRÉ F. MENDONÇA; ADRIANA BOCCHIGLIERI & DANIEL S. FERNANDES 2010. A new two-pored Amphisbaena Linnaeus from the endangered Brazilian Cerrado biome (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae). Zootaxa 2569: 44–54 - get paper here
  • RECODER, R.S.,TEIXEIRA JUNIOR, M., CAMACHO, A., NUNES, P.M.S., MOTT, T., VALDUJO, P.H., GHELLERE, J.M., NOGUEIRA, C. & RODRIGUES, M.T. 2011. Reptiles of Serra Geral do Tocantins Ecological Station, Central Brazil. Biota Neotrop. 11(1): - 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
  • 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
  • Teixeira, Mauro; Francisco Dal Vechio, Antonio Mollo Neto, and Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2014. A New Two-Pored Amphisbaena Linnaeus, 1758, from Western Amazonia, Brazil (Amphisbaenia: Reptilia). South American J. Herp. 9 (1): 62-74. - get paper here
  • Vanzolini, P.E. 2002. AN AID TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN SPECIES OF AMPHISBAENA (SQUAMATA, AMPHISBAENIDAE). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 42(15):351-362 - get paper here
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