Bachia scolecoides Vanzolini, 1961

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: 161

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Bachia scolecoides Vanzolini, 1961
status

 

Bachia scolecoides Vanzolini, 1961 

Type-locality. Mato Grosso, Brasil. 

Pertinent taxonomic references. Vanzolini (1961a), Thomas (1965), Dixon (1973), Castrillon & Strussmann (1998), Kohlsdorf & Wagner (2006), Rodrigues et al. (2007a, 2008), Galis et al. (2010), Freitas (2011), Freitas et al. (2011), Teixeira et al. (2013a, b), Colli et al. (2015), Goicoechea et al. (2016), Ribeiro-Júnior et al. (2016).

Distribution and habitat. Bachia scolecoides  is endemic to southern Brazilian Amazonia  , restricted to the area between the Juruena and Xingu rivers ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3). It is known from the states of Pará and Mato Grosso. Bachia scolecoides  is fossorial, and according to museum records it inhabits open vegetation enclaves. Despite its description more than 50 years ago, natural history information about B. scolecoides  is still lacking.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Gymnophthalmidae

Genus

Bachia