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30 March 2012 A New Blind Snake Species of the Genus Tricheilostoma from Espinhaço Range, Brazil and Taxonomic Status of Rena dimidiata () (Serpentes: Epictinae: Leptotyphlopidae)
Roberta R. Pinto, Ronaldo Fernandes
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Abstract

Designation and description of a neotype and geographic variation of the blind snake Rena dimidiata are presented here on the basis of a noted sample, providing a question on its generic identity, and proposing a new taxonomic combination. Rena dimidiata is recognized here as a species of Tricheilostoma, based on putative characters published in a recent paper, additional external traits and hemipenial characters. Morphometric and meristic characters for all species of Tricheilostoma are described herein. Additionally, a new species of Tricheilostoma is described from Espinhaço Range, Brazil.

2012 by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Roberta R. Pinto and Ronaldo Fernandes "A New Blind Snake Species of the Genus Tricheilostoma from Espinhaço Range, Brazil and Taxonomic Status of Rena dimidiata () (Serpentes: Epictinae: Leptotyphlopidae)," Copeia 2012(1), 37-48, (30 March 2012). https://doi.org/10.1643/CH-11-040
Received: 23 March 2011; Accepted: 1 October 2011; Published: 30 March 2012
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