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Amphisbaena slateri BOULENGER, 1907

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common NamesSlater's Worm Lizard 
SynonymAmphisbaena slateri BOULENGER 1907: 487
Amphisbaena slateri — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 2000
Amphisbaena slateri — GANS 2005: 19 
DistributionPeru (Carabaya), Bolivia (La Paz)

Type locality: Peru; Puno, Valley of the Rio San Gaban (enters the Rio Inambari at 13°25’S, 70°18’W). Map legend:
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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: BMNH 1907.5.2.4: RR1946.8.31.82 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1907. Descriptions of new lizards in the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 19: 486-489. - get paper here
  • Dirksen, L. & De la Riva, I. 1999. The lizards and amphisbaenians of Bolivia (Reptilia, Squamata): checklist, localities, and bibliography. Graellsia 55: 199-215
  • Gans, C. 1967. Redescription of Amphisbaena slateri Boulenger, with comments on its range extension into Bolivia. Herpetologica 23 (3): 223-227. - get paper here
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • 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
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