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Amphisbaena spurelli BOULENGER, 1915

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSpirrelli's Worm Lizard 
SynonymAmphisbaena spurrelli BOULENGER 1915
Amphisbaena spurelli — GANS 2005: 20 
DistributionN Colombia, Panama

Type locality: Colombia; Chocó, Andagoya (05°06’N, 76°40’W). Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1915.10.21.9 (Gans, 1962d: 3). Lectoparatype: BMNH 1915.10.21.8. 
CommentDistribution: has been erroneously reported from Venezuela; not listed for Venezuela by RIVAS et al. 2012. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1915. Descriptions of a new Amphisbaena and a new snake discovered by Dr. H. G. F. Spurrell in southern Colombia. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1915: 659-661. - get paper here
  • Gans, C. 1962. Notes on amphisbaenids (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia). 6. Redescription and range extension of Amphisbaena spurreli Boulenger. Breviora (171): 1-11 - 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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