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Amphisbaena leali THOMAS & HEDGES, 2006

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common NamesPestel Amphisbaena 
SynonymAmphisbaena leali THOMAS & HEDGES 2006 
DistributionHispaniola (Haiti: Grande Anse)

Type locality: 5.0 km S Pestel, Dépt. de la Grande Anse,
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TypesHolotype: USNM 562791, collected on 25 May 1991, by Manuel Leal and Richard Thomas. 
EtymologyEtymology.—Amphisbaena leali is named after Manuel Leal, who took part in collecting the type series. 
  • 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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