Some new reptiles

  title={Some new reptiles},
  author={Thomas Barbour}

Redescription of Leposternon octostegum (Duméril, 1851), with an identification key for Brazilian Leposternon species, remarks on meristic methodology, and a proposal for pholidosis nomenclature (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae)

The amphisbaenian Leposternon octostegum (Duméril, 1851) is redescribed based on newly collected material from the state of Bahia, Brazil, contributing to a better understanding of Am Memphisbaenia taxonomy and enabling the design of more adequate conservation and management strategies for the species belonging to this group.

Resolving sky island speciation in populations of East African Adolfus alleni (Sauria, Lacertidae)

It is indicated that A. alleni is a complex of at least two cryptic species, and the importance of conservation strategies to protect these montane peaks, which may harbour additional, unique evolutionary lineages is underscored.


A checklist of the Amphisbaenidae is presented and information is offered about the species discussed in the papers, the kind of information presented, and further special notes.

A New Species of Leposternon (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from Brazilian Cerrado with a Key to Pored Species

The new species of Leposternon is described from the Brazilian Cerrado, with records from the municipalities of Buritizeiro and João Pinheiro, state of Minas Gerais, central Brasil, and has precloacal pores and pectorals scales mostly diamond shaped.

Two New Highland Species of Amphisbaena Linnaeus, 1758 (Amphisbaenia, Amphisbaenidae) from Bahia State, Brazil

Despite their morphological differences, phylogenetic analysis of molecular data revealed that the new species of Amphisbaena are closely related, with the previously described species recovered in distinct clades.

Rediscovery of the Poorly Known Amphisbaena bahiana Vanzolini, 1964 (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae), with Data on Its Phylogenetic Placement, External Morphology and Natural History

This work reports two additional specimens of A. bahiana collected recently at Antônio Gonçalves, Bahia, Brazil near the type locality in the northern Espinhaço Range, and provides data on morphological variation, natural history, and phylogeny.

How Much Do We Know about the Diversity of Squamata (Reptilia) in the Most Degraded Region of Amazonia?

A revision of current knowledge on the diversity and distribution of Squamata in the BAE is presented in order to support conservation strategies and detect the main sampling gaps.

A new species of Amphisbaena Linnaeus (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae) from the state of Maranhão, northern Brazilian Cerrado

We describe a new species of Amphisbaena based on a single specimen collected in the northern Brazilian Cerrado,municipality of Loreto, state of Maranhao, Brazil. The new species is characterized by

A molecular phylogeny of Equatorial African Lacertidae, with the description of a new genus and species from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A new genus of lacertid for the lineage including A. vauereselli and the new Itombwe species is described, highlighting the conservation importance of the Albertine Rift, especially the Itombw Plateau, a unique region that is severely threatened by unchecked deforestation, mining and poaching.