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Ancylocranium barkeri LOVERIDGE, 1946

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
SubspeciesAncylocranium barkeri barkeri LOVERIDGE 1946
Ancylocranium barkeri newalae LOVERIDGE 1962 
Common NamesLindi Sharp-snouted Worm Lizard 
SynonymAncylocranium barkeri LOVERIDGE 1946
Ancylocranium barkeri — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 20
Ancylocranium barkeri — GANS 2005: 22
Ancylocranium barkeri — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 323

Ancylocranium barkeri newalae LOVERIDGE 1962
Ancylocranium barkeri newalae — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 20 
DistributionTanzania

Type locality: Mbemkuru River, Lindi District, Tanzania.
newalae: Makonde Plateau, Tanzania. Type locality: Newala, Southern Province, Tanzania.

newalae: Type locality: “Newala, Southern Province, Tanganyika Territory”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 48950.
Holotype: MCZ 67001; paratypes: MCZ, BMNH [newalae] 
Diagnosis 
CommentAncylocranium barkeri (barkeri) is only known from the holotype. 
EtymologyNamed after Ronald de la Bere Barker (b. 1889), a New Zealander who had studied zoology at Canterbury University. The subspecies newalae was named after its type locality. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Loveridge,A. 1946. A new worm-lizard (Ancylocranium barkeri) from Tanganyika Territory. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 59: 73 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1962. New worm-lizards (Ancylocrcinium and Amphisbaena) from southeastern Tanganyika Territory. Breviora (163): 1-6 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
 
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