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Amphisbaena octostegum (DUMÉRIL, 1851)

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common NamesDumeril's Worm Lizard 
SynonymLepidosternon octostegum DUMÉRIL 1851: 150
Lepidosternon otostegum — DUMÉRIL & BOCOURT 1882 (in error)
Leposternon octostegum — PETERS et al. 1970: 169
Leposternon octostegum — GANS 2005: 33
Amphisbaena octostegum — MOTT & VIEITES 2009 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: ‘‘Brésil’’. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: MNHN = MHNP 7055. 
  • Costa Valverde, M.C. & Jesus Ferreira D. de 2005. NEM COBRA, NEM DUAS CABEÇAS: QUEM EU SOU? Uma abordagem sobre os Amphisbaenia. Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, 10 pp.
  • Couto-Ferreira, Danilo; Moacir Santos Tinôco, Magno Lima Travassos de Oliveira, Henrique Colombini Browne-Ribeiro, Cecil Pergentino Fazolato, Ricardo Marques da Silva, Gilvana Santos Barreto & Marcelo Alves Dias 2011. Restinga lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) at the Imbassaí Preserve on the northern coast of Bahia, Brazil. Journal of Threatened Taxa 3 (8): 1990–2000 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M.C. & A. H. A. Duméril 1851. Catalogue méthodique de la collection des reptiles du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. Gide et Baudry/Roret, Paris, 224 pp.
  • Filho, J.D.B.; M.A. Freitas, T.F.S. Silva, M.C.C. Valverde, M.F.C. Loguercio & D. Veríssimo 2013. On the distribution and ecology of Leposternon octostegum: Putting a subterranean reptile species on the map. Wildl. Biol. Pract. 1(9); 1-6, - get paper here
  • Freitas, Marco Antonio de 2014. Squamate reptiles of the Atlantic Forest of northern Bahia, Brazil. Check List 10 (5): 1020-1030 - get paper here
  • Gans, C. 1971. Studies on Amphisbaenians. (4). A review of the amphisbaenid genus Leposternon. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 144 (6): 379-464
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Mott, Tamí; David R. Vieites 2009. Molecular phylogenetics reveals extreme morphological homoplasy in Brazilian worm lizards challenging current taxonomy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51 (2): 190-200 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A.; Donoso-Barros, Roberto & Orejas-Miranda, Braulio 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Part II Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 347 pp. - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO, SIRIA; ALFREDO P. SANTOS-JR, HUSSAM ZAHER 2015. A new species of Leposternon Wagler, 1824 (Squamata, Amphisbaenia) from northeastern Argentina Zootaxa 4034 (2): 309–324
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