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Amphisbaena cunhai HOOGMOED & AVILA, 1991

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAmphisbaena cunhai HOOGMOED & AVILA-PIRES 1991
Amphisbaena cunhai — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 191
Amphisbaena cunhai — GANS 2005: 113 
DistributionBrazil (Amazonas, Rondônia)

Type locality: Brazil, Rondônia, Cachoeira Samuel, Rio Jamari, E. Porto Velho. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MPEG 15436 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed in honour of Osvaldo Rodrigues da Cunha. 
References
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Hoogmoed M.S.; de Avila-Pires T C S 1991. A new species of small Amphisbaena (Reptilia: Amphisbaenia: Amphisbaenidae) from western Amazonian Brazil. BOLETIM DO MUSEU PARAENSE EMILIO GOELDI SERIE ZOOLOGIA 7 (1): 77-94
  • Pianka, E.R. & Vitt, L.J. 2003. Lizards - Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, 347 pp. [review in Copeia 2004: 955] - get paper here
  • Vanzolini, P.E. 2002. AN AID TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN SPECIES OF AMPHISBAENA (SQUAMATA, AMPHISBAENIDAE). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 42(15):351-362 - get paper here
 
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