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Amphisbaena bahiana VANZOLINI, 1964

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common Names 
SynonymAmphisbaena bahiana VANZOLINI 1964
Cercolophia bahiana — GANS 2005: 23
Amphisbaena bahiana — MOTT & VIEITES 2009 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: ‘‘Vila Nova, Bahia, Brazil’’. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: DZ 1259. 
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Gans, Carl 1964. The South American species of Amphisbaena with a vertically keeled tail (Reptilia, Amphisbaenidae). Senckenbergiana biologica 45 (3/5): 387-416
  • Mott, Tamí; David R. Vieites 2009. Molecular phylogenetics reveals extreme morphological homoplasy in Brazilian worm lizards challenging current taxonomy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51 (2): 190-200 - get paper here
  • Vanzolini,P.E. 1964. Amphisbaena bahiana sp. n., do Brasil (Sauria:Amphisbaenidae). Pilot Registry of Zoology, Ithaca, New York, card no. 8
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