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13 December 2019 Two New Highland Species of Amphisbaena Linnaeus, 1758 (Amphisbaenia, Amphisbaenidae) from Bahia State, Brazil
Mauro Teixeira Junior, Francisco Dal Vechio, Renato Recoder, José Cassimiro, Marco Aurélio De Sena, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues
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Two new species of Amphisbaena are described from Bahia, one from Piatã municipality with two precloacal pores, 232 body annuli, 27 caudal annuli, autotomic site at the 7th caudal annulus, and 16 dorsal and 18 ventral segments per annuli at midbody, and the other from Vitória da Conquista with four precloacal pores, 208 body annuli, 25 caudal annuli, autotomic site at the 10th caudal annulus, and 14 dorsal and 16 ventral segments. The species from Vitória da Conquista municipality is morphologically more similar to A. mensae than the new species from Piatã. Despite their morphological differences, phylogenetic analysis of molecular data revealed that the new species are closely related, with the previously described species recovered in distinct clades.

© 2019 Brazilian Society of Herpetology
Mauro Teixeira Junior, Francisco Dal Vechio, Renato Recoder, José Cassimiro, Marco Aurélio De Sena, and Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues "Two New Highland Species of Amphisbaena Linnaeus, 1758 (Amphisbaenia, Amphisbaenidae) from Bahia State, Brazil," South American Journal of Herpetology 14(3), 213-232, (13 December 2019). https://doi.org/10.2994/SAJH-D-17-00097.1
Received: 7 October 2017; Accepted: 24 September 2018; Published: 13 December 2019
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