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Ancylocranium somalicum (SCORTECCI, 1930)

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
SubspeciesAncylocranium somalicum somalicum (SCORTECCI 1930)
Ancylocranium somalicum parkeri GANS & KOCHVA 1966 
Common NamesSomali Sharp-snouted Worm Lizard 
SynonymAnops somalicus SCORTECCI 1930
Ancylocranium somalicum — PARKER 1942: 57
Ancylocranium somalicum — LANZA 1983
Ancylocranium somalicum — GANS 2005: 22

Ancylocranium somalicum parkeri GANS & KOCHVA 1966
Ancylocranium somalicum parkeri — LANZA 1983
Ancylocranium parkeri — GANS 2005: 22 
DistributionSomalia, Ethiopia

Type locality: ‘‘Caitoi, Uebi Scebeli’’, Somali Republic.

parkeri: NW Somalia 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.
TypesLectotype: IMZUT 3556 (Gans and Kochva, 1966: 93). Lectoparatype: MSNM 1294 (Benadir Province, Somali Republic). 
CommentType species: Anops somalicus is the type species of the genus Ancylocranium PARKER 1942. 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Somalia. 
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Gans, CARL, AND ELAZAR KOCHVA 1966. A systematic review of Ancylocranium (Amphisbaenia: Reptilia). [Notes on amphisbaenids 22]. Israel Jour. Zool. 14: 87-121 [1965]
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988]
  • Lanza,B. 1983. A list of the Somali amphibians and reptiles. MONITORE ZOOLOGICO ITALIANO, new Ser., SUPPL. 18 (8): 193-247
  • Parker, H. W. 1942. The lizards of British Somaliland. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 1—101 - get paper here
  • Scortecci, GIUSEPPE 1931. Contributo alla conoscenza dei rettili e degli anfibi della Somalia, dell'Eritrea e dell'Abissinia. Boll. Mus. Zool. Univ. Torino, (ser. 3) 41 (10): 1-26 [1930]
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