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Updated Diagnosis of Amphisbaena metallurga and A. sanctaeritae and First Record of A. hiata in Brazil (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae)

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Author(s):
Costa, Henrique C. [1] ; Velasquez, Sofia [2] ; Zaher, Hussam [3] ; Garcia, Paulo C. A. [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Dept Zool, Programa Posgrad Zool, Ave Antonio Carlos 6627, BR-3127090 Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Inst Ciencias Biol, Curso Grad Ciencias Biol, Ave Antonio Carlos 6627, BR-3127090 Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, CP 42494, BR-04218070 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: South American Journal of Herpetology; v. 14, n. 3, p. 233-241, DEC 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

We present new records of Amphisbaena metallurga (the first outside the type locality) and A. sanctaeritae (previously known only for the holotype), extending their known geographic ranges and improving their morphological descriptions. Additionally, we report for the first time the presence of A. hiata in Brazil. These new findings give continuity to a series of recent advances in the knowledge on biodiversity of Brazilian amphisbaenians. The new specimens are housed in regional collections, reinforcing the importance of such institutions for science. (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