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A new species of Amerotyphlops from Northeastern Brazil, with comments on distribution of related species

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Author(s):
Graboski, Roberta [1, 2] ; Pereira Filho, Gentil Alves [1] ; Araujo Da Silva, Ariane Auxiliadora [3] ; Da Costa Prudente, Ana Lucia [4, 3] ; Zaher, Hussam [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, BR-04218070 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, Programa Pos Grad Zool, BR-13506900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Lab Herpetol, BR-66077530 Belem, Para - Brazil
[4] Fed Univ Para, Programa Posgrad Zool, Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, BR-66017970 Belem, Para - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 3920, n. 3, p. 443-452, FEB 23 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

We describe a new species of Amerotyphlops from an upland forest enclave in the state of Paraiba, Northeastern Brazil. The new species is distinguished from the other seven South American species of Amerotyphlops by the combination of the following characters: nasal suture incomplete; rostral scale oval and yellowish cream with some dark brown spots; four supralabial scales; three infralabial scales; rows of scales around the body 18/18/18; middorsal scales from 204 to 225; dorsum with twelve to thirteen rows of scales dark brown and belly with four to five rows of scales immaculate yellowish cream; caudal spine dark brown; subcaudal scales 8-10 in female and 11-13 in males; maximum total length 233 mm. The new species is morphologically similar to A. amoipira and A. paucisquamus, sharing 18/18/18 rows of scales around the body and a small overlap of counts of middorsal scales. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/19753-6 - The snake fauna of Paraíba Atlantic Forest: faunistic composition and comparisons between the upland forests and the coastal Atlantic Forest
Grantee:Gentil Alves Pereira Filho
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/50206-9 - Origin and evolution of snakes and their diversification in the Neotropics: a multidisciplinary approach
Grantee:Hussam El Dine Zaher
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants