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A new species of Leposternon Wagler, 1824 (Squamata, Amphisbaenia) from northeastern Argentina

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Author(s):
Ribeiro, Siria [1, 2] ; Santos-, Jr., Alfredo P. [1] ; Zaher, Hussam [3]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Oeste Para, Inst Ciencias Educ ICED, Lab Ecol & Comportamento Anim, BR-68035110 Santarem, Para - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Oeste Para, Ctr Formacao Interdisciplinar CFI, BR-68040470 Santarem, Para - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, BR-04263000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4034, n. 2, p. 309-324, OCT 29 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 5
Abstract

A new species of Leposternon is described from the Humid Chaco biome in Argentina. The species is known only from its type locality, at El Bagual Ecological Reserve, a conservation unit located in the province of Formosa. The new species can be distinguished from all its congeners by the presence of rostral processes in the maxillae and nasals that contact each other on the facial portion of the skull. Additionally, we present a key for the species of Leposternon. (AU)

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