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1 March 2010 A New Species of Liotyphlops (Serpentes: Anomalepididae) from the Atlantic Coastal Forest in Southeastern Brazil
Fernanda C. Centeno, Ricardo J. Sawaya, Valdir J. Germano
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We describe a new species of Liotyphlops (Serpentes: Anomalepididae) from Ilha de São Sebastião, municipality of Ilhabela, São Paulo state, southeastern Brazil. The new species represents the first record of the genus throughout most of the Atlantic Coastal Forest in São Paulo state. Liotyphlops caissara sp. nov. is related to L. albirostris and L. wilderi, but it can be distinguished from the first species by having a different number of body scales, and from the latter by having a distinct number of supralabials. The new species also differs markedly in color pattern by having continuous pale cream color throughout the venter.

Fernanda C. Centeno, Ricardo J. Sawaya, and Valdir J. Germano "A New Species of Liotyphlops (Serpentes: Anomalepididae) from the Atlantic Coastal Forest in Southeastern Brazil," Herpetologica 66(1), 86-91, (1 March 2010). https://doi.org/10.1655/08-079.1
Accepted: 1 December 2009; Published: 1 March 2010
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