Rhachisaurus brachylepis (Dixon, 1974)

Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco A. & Amaral, Silvana, 2017, Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. IV. Alopoglossidae, Gymnophthalmidae, Zootaxa 4269 (2), pp. 151-196: 178

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4269.2.1

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scientific name

Rhachisaurus brachylepis (Dixon, 1974)
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Rhachisaurus brachylepis (Dixon, 1974) 

Type-locality. Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

Pertinent taxonomic references. Dixon (1974a), Pellegrino et al. (2001), Castoe et al. (2004), Goicoechea et al. (2016).

Distribution and habitat. Rhachisaurus brachylepis  is endemic to Brazil, known from Serra do Espinhaço, in Minas Gerais state (southeastern Brazil), and from Serra Sul –Carajás, in southern Pará state (Brazilian Amazonia  ) ( Fig. 17View FIGURE 17). The Amazonian specimen ( MPEGAbout MPEG 21336) was found in ombrophilous forest, about 20 m from a stream (collected in pitfall trap). In Serra do Espinhaço, R. brachylepis  is predominantly found in soil galleries under rocks, at high elevation (Rodrigues et al. 2009).

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