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Amphisbaena vermicularis WAGLER, 1824

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWagler's Worm Lizard 
SynonymAmphisbaena vermicularis WAGLER 1824: 73
Amphisbaena vermicularis — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 489
Amphisbaena vermicularis centralis AMARAL 1935: 255
Amphisbaena spixi SCHMIDT 1936
Amphisbaena vermicularis — GRAY 1865: 370
Amphisbaena vermicularis — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 2000
Amphisbaena vermicularis — GANS 2005: 21 
DistributionBrazil (Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Para, Goias, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Bahia, Pernambuco, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Paraíba), Bolivia (Santa Cruz, Tarija)

Type locality: ‘‘In provincia Bahiae, . . . aux environs de la ville de Bahia,’’ Brazil. 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CAS 49423; Lectotype: ZSM 660/0 (fide GANS 2005). 
CommentDistribution: map in HOOGMOED & AVILA-PIRES 1991.

Sympatry: Partly sympatric with A. silvestrii.

Similar species: A. arda, A. fuliginosa (see these species for details). 
References
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