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n African Journal of Herpetology - A new species of (Reptilia: Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from north-eastern Mozambique

Volume 65, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2156-4574
  • E-ISSN: 2153-3660
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Abstract

We describe a new species of based on a single specimen collected in northeastern Mozambique and deposited in the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo. The new species is characterised by its extensively black pigmentation, 191 body annuli, discrete preoculars, four parietals, two postoculars, three supralabials, and two post-supralabials. Phylogenetic analysis of mtDNA suggests that it is a sister taxon to the widespread .

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2016-01-01
2019-10-18

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