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Amphisbaena pericensis NOBLE, 1921

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
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). Map legend:
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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). 
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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