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Leposternon kisteumacheri (PORTO, SOARES & CARAMASCHI, 2000)

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesPortuguese: Cobra-de-Duas-Cabeças, Cobra-Cega 
SynonymLeposternon kisteumacheri PORTO, SOARES & CARAMASCHI 2000
Leposternon kisteumacheri — GANS 2005: 32
Amphisbaena kisteumacheri — MOTT & VIEITES 2009
Leposternon kisteumacheri — RIBEIRO et al. 2018 
DistributionBrazil (Minas Gerais)

Type locality: Mocambinho (14°47’S, 43°55’W), municipality of Manga, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.  
TypesHolotype: MNRJ 4041. Paratypes: MNRJ 4042–4046. 
EtymologyNamed after Geraldo Kisteumacher, a Brazilian herpetologist. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • 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
  • Porto, M.; Soares, M. & Caramaschi, U. 2000. A new species of Leposternon Wagler, 1824 from Minas Gerais, Brazil, with a key to the species of the genus (Amphisbaenia, Amphisbaenidae). Boletim do Museu Nacional Nova Série Zoologia, Rio de Janeiro (412): 1-10
  • RIBEIRO, SIRIA; ALFREDO P. SANTOS-JR, HUSSAM ZAHER 2015. A new species of Leposternon Wagler, 1824 (Squamata, Amphisbaenia) from northeastern Argentina. Zootaxa 4034 (2): 309–324 - get paper here
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