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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Red Worm Lizard
NL: Witte wormhagedis 
SynonymAmphisbaena alba LINNAEUS 1758: 229
Amphisbaena rosea — SHAW & NODDER 1791: plate 83
Amphisbaena flavescens WIED 1825
Amphisbaena alba — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 484
Amphisbaena alba — GRAY 1865: 369
Amphisbaena beniensis COPE 1885: 184
Amphisbaena alba var. radiatas COPE 1885: 194
Amphisbaena alba var. dissectas COPE 1885: 194
Amphisbaena alba — STARACE 1998: 50
Amphisbaena alba — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 2000
Amphisbaena alba — GANS 2005: 10
Amphisbaena alba — CACCIALI et al. 2016 
DistributionColombia, Venezuela (Trujillo [Esqueda & La Marca 1999], Cojedes), Guiana, Surinam, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Bolivia (Beni, La Paz, Santa Cruz), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Goias, Bahia, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Espírito Santo, Ceará, Bahia, Maranhão, Rio Grande do Norte), N Paraguay, Trinidad, Ecuador [Orces & Matheus 1988]

Type locality: “America” Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: NHR (was MAFR = Museum Drottningholm) (according to Andersson, 1899: 7).
Holotype: ANSP 11343 [beniensis] 
CommentMax. total length: > 81 cm (this is the largest amphisbaenian known), SVL 245–810 mm.

Synonymy: GANS 2005.

Distribution: not in Panama fide Lotzkat (pers. comm. 23 Dec 2015). 
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