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Amphisbaena cayemite THOMAS & HEDGES, 2006

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common NamesCayemite Short-tailed Amphisbaena 
SynonymAmphisbaena cayemite THOMAS & HEDGES 2006 
DistributionHispaniola (Haiti: Grande Anse)

Type locality: near Anse a Macon, Dépt. de la Grande Anse, Haiti.  
TypesHolotype: KU 275706, part of a series collected on 5-6 August 1971, by Haitians and Richard Thomas. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyEtymology.—Amphisbaena cayemite is named for the island it inhabits. The island is named for a Greater Antillean fruit tree, the cayemite, Chrysophyllum cainito. 
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Thomas, R. & Hedges, S.B. 2006. Two New Species of Amphisbaena (Reptilia: Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from the Tiburon Peninsula of Haiti. Carib. J. Sci. 42 (2): 208-219 - get paper here
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