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13 September 2018 Two New Blind Snake Species of the Genus Liotyphlops (Serpentes: Anomalepididae), from Central and South Brazil
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Two new species of Liotyphlops are described from Brazil, one from the Cerrado Biome in central Brazil and the other from the Atlantic Rainforest Biome in south Brazil. The new species are mainly diagnosed by the arrangement of cephalic scales and bones and counts of body scales. High-resolution X-ray computed tomography (HRXCT) was used to present data on the skull of the holotypes. In addition, meristic characters for all species of Liotyphlops are presented in comparison to the new species.

Duas novas espécies de Liotyphlops são descritas do Brasil, uma do Bioma Cerrado no Brasil central e outra do Bioma Mata Atlântica no sul do Brasil. As novas espécies são diagnosticadas principalmente pelo arranjo de escamas e ossos cefálicos e contagens de escamas corporais. Tomografia computadorizada de raios X de alta resolução (HRXCT) foi utilizada para apresentar dados do crânio dos holótipos. Além disso, caracteres merísticos para todas as espécies de Liotyphlops são apresentados em comparação com as novas espécies.

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Fidélis Júnio Marra Santos and Roberto E. Reis "Two New Blind Snake Species of the Genus Liotyphlops (Serpentes: Anomalepididae), from Central and South Brazil," Copeia 106(3), 507-514, (13 September 2018). https://doi.org/10.1643/CH-18-081
Received: 25 June 2018; Accepted: 2 August 2018; Published: 13 September 2018
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