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Amphisbaena pericensis NOBLE, 1921

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPerico Worm Lizard 
SynonymAmphisbaena pericensis NOBLE 1921
Amphisbaena pericensis— HOOGMOED & AVILA-PIRES 1991: 89
Amphisbaena pericensis — GANS 2005: 18 
DistributionPeru (from Perico to Bellavista)

Type locality: Peru: Cajamarca: Perico (05°21’S, 78°47’W).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 14631; Paratypes: AMNH 28501; CAS 54614; CNHM = FMNH 16106, 16107, 73371; DZ 1059; MCZ 14764, 14765, 14767, 14768, 14770, 14772–14775; MCZ 14789, 14790 (Bellavista); SMF 11826, 11887, 11888; UIMNH 41494; UMMZ 55676A, 55676B; USNM 75970; ZMB 29659 (Perico); USNM 59926 (Chinchipe River); USNM 60057, 60058 (Maraqon River). 
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References
  • Costa HC, Welton LJ, Hallermann J 2018. An updated diagnosis of the rare Amphisbaena slateri Boulenger, 1907, based on additional specimens (Squamata, Amphisbaenia, Amphisbaenidae). Evolutionary Systematics 2(2): 125-135 - get paper here
  • Gans, C. 1963. Notes on amphisbaenids (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia). 10. Redescription and redefinition of Amphisbaena pericensis Noble form the mountains of northwestern Peru. Breviora (189): 1-15 - get paper here
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Hoogmoed M.S.; de Avila-Pires T C S 1991. A new species of small Amphisbaena (Reptilia: Amphisbaenia: Amphisbaenidae) from western Amazonian Brazil. BOLETIM DO MUSEU PARAENSE EMILIO GOELDI SERIE ZOOLOGIA 7 (1): 77-94
  • KOCH, CLAUDIA; PABLO J. VENEGAS, ROY SANTA CRUZ, WOLFGANG BÖHME 2018. Annotated checklist and key to the species of amphibians and reptiles inhabiting the northern Peruvian dry forest along the Andean valley of the Marañón River and its tributaries Zootaxa 4385 (1): 001–101 - get paper here
  • Noble,G.K. 1921. Two new lizards from northwestern Peru. Ann New York Acad. Sci 29: 141-143 [1920] - 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
  • Vanzolini,P.E. 1991. Two new small species of Amphisbaena from the fossil dune field of the middle Rio São Francisco, State of Bahia, Brasil (Reptilia, Amphisbaenia). Pap. Avul. Univ. Sao Paulo. 37 (17): 259-276
 
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