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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,
TypesHolotype: USNM 562791, collected on 25 May 1991, by Manuel Leal and Richard Thomas. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyEtymology.—Amphisbaena leali is named after Manuel Leal, who took part in collecting the type series. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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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