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Baikia africana GRAY, 1865

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWest African Worm Lizard 
SynonymBaikia africana GRAY 1865
Baikia africana — DUNGER 1965
Anops africanus — TORNIER 1902
Baikia africana — GANS 2005: 22 
DistributionN Nigeria, Cameroon ?

Type locality: ‘‘West Africa’’. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 65.5.9.7: RR1946.8.2.10. 
CommentDistribution: presence in Cameroon not confirmed.

Type species: Baikia africana is the type species of the genus Baikia GRAY 1865. 
EtymologyNamed after its African origin. 
References
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Dunger, G.T. 1965. Baikia africana (family Amphisbaenidae): ecology and individual variation. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (13) 7: 217-221
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Gray,J.E. 1865. A revision of the genera and species of amphisbaenians with the descriptions of some new species now in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3) 16: 365-377 - get paper here
  • Gray,J.E. 1865. A revision of the genera and species of amphisbaenians with the descriptions of some new species now in the collection of the British Museum. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1865: 442-455. - get paper here
  • Tornier, G. 1902. Die Crocodile, Schildkröten und Eidechsen in Kamerun. Zool. Jahrb., Abt. Syst., 15 (6): 663-677 - get paper here
 
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