A new species of Amphisbaena (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from the Orinoquian region of Colombia

  title={A new species of Amphisbaena (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from the Orinoquian region of Colombia},
  author={Juan Jos{\'e} Torres-Ram{\'i}rez and Teddy Angarita-Sierra and Mario Vargas‐Ram{\'i}rez},
  journal={Vertebrate Zoology},
In northern South America, amphisbaenians are rarely seen among the herpetofauna.Thus, general knowledge about them is very poor. During a herpetological survey in 2012 at Casanare, Colombia, we found two specimens of an unusual Amphisbaena. A third specimen sharing the same morphotype labeled Amphisbaena sp. from Vichada department was found deposided in an Colombian reptile collection. Based on morphological analyses together with phylogenetic analyses of 1029 base pairs of the mitochondrial… 

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