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Taxonomic Status and the Phylogenetic Placement of Amphisbaena leucocephala Peters, 1878 (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae)

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Dal Vechio, Francisco ; Teixeira, Jr., Mauro ; Sena, Marcelo ; Argolo, Antonio ; Garcia, Caroline ; Rodrigues, Miguel Trefaut
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: South American Journal of Herpetology; v. 11, n. 3, p. 157-175, DEC 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Since 1965, Amphisbaena leucocephala Peters, 1878 has been considered species inquirenda due to overlap in meristic data between it and A. pretrei and the the low number of specimens available for analysis. Herein, based on recently collected specimens, we review its taxonomic status through morphological and genetic data. Both analyses recovered A. leucocephala as a distinct species, sister to, but widely divergent from, A. pretrei. It is characterized by having 10-13 precloacal pores, 231-246 body annuli, 25-29 caudal annuli, autotomy site at the 6th-8th caudal annulus, 17-22 dorsal, and 20-23 ventral segments at midbody. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 03/10335-8 - Systematics and evolution of the herpetological fauna from Neotropical areas
Grantee:Miguel Trefaut Urbano Rodrigues
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/50146-6 - Comparative phylogeography, phylogeny, paleoclimate modeling, and taxonomy of neotropical reptiles and amphibians
Grantee:Miguel Trefaut Urbano Rodrigues
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants