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Amphisbaena darwinii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common NamesDarwin's Ringed Worm Lizard 
SynonymAmphisbaena Darwinii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 490
Amphisbaena Darwinii — BOULENGER 1886: 428
Amphisbaena darwini — GANS 1966
Amphisbaena darwinii — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 30
Amphisbaena darwinii — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 2000
Amphisbaena darwinii — CACCIALI et al. 2016 
DistributionS/C Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay

Type locality: Montevideo, Uruguay  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: MNHN (= MHNP) A3112. Lectoparatypes: MHNP A3107, A3113. 
CommentSubspecies: Amphisbaena darwini heterozonata BURMEISTER 1861 and Amphisbaena darwini trachura (COPE 1885) have been elevated to full species status. 
References
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  • Falcione, Camila and Alejandra Hernando 2010. A new karyotypic formula for the genus Amphisbaena (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae). Phyllomedusa 9 (1): 75-80 - get paper here
  • Gans,C. 1966. Studies on amphisbaenids (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia). 3. The small species from southern South America commonly identified as Amphisbaena darwini. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 134: 185-260.
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