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Amphisbaena mertensii STRAUCH, 1881

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMertens' Worm Lizard 
SynonymAmphisbaena mertensii STRAUCH 1881
Amphisbaena bohlsii BOULENGER 1894: 344
Amphisbaena mattogrossensis PERACCA 1898
Amphisbaena carruccii MASI 1911
Amphisbaena boulengeri MASI 1911
Amphisbaena albissima AMARAL 1932
Amphisbaena mertensi - CEI 1993
Amphisbaena mertensii — GANS 2005: 17
Amphisbaena mertensii — CACCIALI et al. 2016 
DistributionSE Brazil (Goias, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Goias, Mato Grosso do Sul, Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina), N Argentina (Corrientes), E Paraguay

Type locality: ‘‘Wahrscheinlich an irgend einem Küstenpunkte Süd Amerikas’’; restricted to ‘‘State of São Paulo Brazil” (Gans, 1966a). Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZISP (ZIL) 311. 
CommentType: MSNTO R2089 (Amphisbaena mattogrossensis PERACCA 1898) 
References
  • Aguirre, David; Martín Ortiz, Alejandra Hernando 2017. Testicular cycle of Amphisbaena mertensii Strauch, 1881 (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) in northeastern Argentina Herpetology Notes 10: 141-145 - get paper here
  • Alvarez B B 1996. Geographic Distribution. Amphisbaena mertensii. Herpetological Review 27 (1): 31 - get paper here
  • Amaral, A. do 1933. Estudos sobre Lacertilios neotropicos. I. novos generos e especies de largartos do Brasil. Mem. Inst. Butantan 7 [1932]: 51-75 - get paper here
  • Andrade, Denis V.; Nascimento, Luciana B.; Abe, Augusto S. 2006. Habits hidden underground: a review on the reproduction of the Amphisbaenia with notes on four neotropical species. Amphibia-Reptilia 27 (2): 207-217 - get paper here
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; LORENA ELIZABETH MARTINEZ & MARIANA MORANDO 2013. Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: an update. Zootaxa 3616 (3): 201–238
  • Bérnils, R.S.; Batista, M.A. & Bertelli, P.W. 2001. Cobras e lagartos do Vale: levantamento das espécies de Squamata (Reptilia, Lepidosauria) da Bacia do Rio Itajai, Santa Catarina, Brasil. Rev. Est. Ambientais (Blumenau) 3 (1): 69-79
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1894. List of reptiles and batachians collected by Dr. T. Bohls near Asuncion, Paraguay. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 13: 342-348 - get paper here
  • Cacciali, Pier; Norman J. Scott, Aida Luz Aquino Ortíz, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith 2016. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Literature, Distribution, and an Annotated Taxonomic Checklist SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF SOUTHWESTERN BIOLOGY, NUMBER 11: 1–373 - get paper here
  • 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. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Lourenco de Moraes, Ricardo and Meline Dal Posso Recchia. 2011. Amphisbaena mertensi (ncn) habitat. Herpetological Review 42 (3): 426 - get paper here
  • Masi, LUIGI 1911. Due nuove specie di Amphisbaena della Repubblica argentina. Boll. Soc. Zool. Italiana, ser. 2, vol. 12, nos 9-12, pp. 229-234.
  • Peracca, M.G. 1898. Descrizione di una nuova specie di amfisbena del Brasile. Boll. Mus. Zool. Univ. Torino, 13 (326): 1-2
  • Silveira, A.L.; V.L.C. Brites; R.V. Valinhas. 2012. First record of Amphisbaena mertensi Strauch, 1881 (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Check List 8(1):161-163 - get paper here
  • Strauch,A. 1881. Bemerkungen über die Eidechsenfamilie der Amphisbaeniden. Mel. Biol. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Petersbourg 11: 355-479 (reprinted: Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Petersbourg 28: 45-131) - get paper here
  • Strussmann, Christine & Tami Mott 2009. Sympatric amphisbaenids from Manso Dam region, Mato Grosso State, Western Brazil, with the description of a new two-pored species of Amphisbaena (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 44 (1): 37 – 46 - 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
  • Vaz-Silva, W. et al. 2007. Herpetofauna, Espora Hydroelectric Power Plant, state of Goiás, Brazil. Check List 3 (4): 338-345 - get paper here
  • Zaracho, Víctor Hugo; Ingaramo, María del Rosario; Semhan, Romina Valeria; Etchepare, Eduardo; Acosta, José Luis; Falcione, Ana Camila; Álvarez, Blanca 2014. Herpetofauna de la Reserva Natural Provincial Isla Apipé Grande (Corrientes, Argentina) Cuad. herpetol. 28 (2): 153-160 - get paper here
 
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