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A new species of Apostolepis (Serpentes, Dipsadidae, Elapomorphini) from the Cerrado of Central Brazil

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Author(s):
Franca, Daniella P. F. [1, 2] ; Barbo, Fausto E. [3, 4] ; Silva-Junior, Nelson J. [5] ; Silva, Helder L. R. [5] ; Zaher, Hussam [2]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, PB 199, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, Lab Herpetol, PB 42494, BR-04218970 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Mogi das Cruzes, Nucleo Ciencias Saude, Campus Villa Lobos, Ave Imperatriz Leopoldina 550, BR-05305000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Inst Butantan, Lab Colecoes Zool, Ave Vital Brazil 1500, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[5] Pontificia Univ Catolica Goias, Ctr Estudos & Pesquisas Biol, Ave Engler, BR-74080140 Goiania, Go - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4521, n. 4, p. 539-552, NOV 16 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

We describe a new species of the genus Apostolepis found near Sao Salvador Hydroelectric Power Plant, municipality of Sao Salvador do Tocantins, in the central Cerrado ecoregion. The new species is distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: presence of eleven dorsolateral stripes, five infralabial scales and the lack of preoculars scales. The new species shares some external characteristics mainly with A. arenaria, A. gaboi and A. nelsonjorgei, with which it is compared. (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
FAPESP's process: 15/05047-0 - Taxonomic revision and phylogeny of the genus Apostolepis Cope, 1862 (Serpentes, Dipsadidae, Xenodontinae, Elapomorphini)
Grantee:Daniella Pereira Fagundes de França
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate