Micrablepharus atticolus Rodrigues, 1996

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: 175

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Micrablepharus atticolus Rodrigues, 1996


Micrablepharus atticolus Rodrigues, 1996 

Type-locality. Alto Araguaia, Fazenda Bálsamo, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. 

Pertinent taxonomic references. Rodrigues (1996), Yonenaga-Yassuda & Rodrigues (1999), Pellegrino et al. (2001), Castoe et al. (2004), Goicoechea et al. (2016).

Distribution and habitat. Micrablepharus atticolus  is widespread in the Brazilian Cerrado ( Fig 13View FIGURE 13), where it is known from the states of Tocantins, Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás, Minas Gerais, São Paulo, and in the Distrito Federal. In Amazonia  it occurs in enclaves of open vegetation in southern Rondônia and southeastern Pará states ( Fig. 13View FIGURE 13). Micrablepharus atticolus  is terrestrial and diurnal, inhabits both dry and seasonally flooded open grasslands, cerrado sensu stricto, and areas disturbed by anthropic activities (Vieira et al. 2000; Vaz-Silva et al. 2007; Nogueira et al. 2009), where it is found mainly on open sandy soil and in Atta  nests (Rodrigues 1996; Gainsbury& Colli 2003; Valdujo et al. 2009).