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Bipes tridactylus (DUGÈS, 1894)

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Higher TaxaBipedidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common NamesE: Three-toed Worm Lizard
S: Dos Manos de Tres Dedos 
SynonymHemichirotes tridactylus DUGÈS in COPE 1894: 411
Bipes tridactylus — LINER 1994
Bipes tridactylus — LINER 2007
Bipes tridactylus — FLORES-VILLELA et al. 2016: 39 
DistributionMexico (Guerrero)

Type locality: ‘‘Tecpan de Galeana, Guerrero’’, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: MDUG = Alfredo Dugès Museum, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico (Taylor, 1933: 97; Smith and Necker, 1943: 180). 
  • Cole, Charles J.;Gans, Carl 1987. Chromosomes of Bipes, Mesobaena, and other Amphisbaenians (Reptilia), with comments on their evolution. American Museum Novitates (2869): 1-9 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1894. On the genera and species of Euchirotidae. American Naturalist 28: 436-437. - get paper here
  • Dugès, ALFREDO 1894. Hemichirotes tridactylus, A. Dug. La Naturaleza, (ser. 2) 2, (7-8): 411-412, pI. 20 (see Smith, H. M., 1942, for confirmation of dates). - get paper here
  • Ezaz, T. et al. 2009. Sex Chromosome Evolution in Lizards: Independent Origins and Rapid Transitions. Cytogenet Genome Res 127: 249-260 - get paper here
  • GUO, PENG; FEI ZHU, QIN LIU, LIANG ZHANG, JIAN X. LI, YU Y. HUANG & R. ALEXANDER PYRON 2014. A taxonomic revision of the Asian keelback snakes, genus Amphiesma (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae), with description of a new species. Zootaxa 3873 (4): 425–440 - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2018. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. Zootaxa 4422 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M., and W.L. Necker. 1943. Alfredo Dugès types of Mexican reptiles and amphibians. Anales de la Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas 3(1, 2): 179–232
  • Smith, HOBART M. 1942. The publication dates of La Naturaleza. Lloydia, Cincinnati, vol. 5, pp. 95-96.
  • Taylor, Edward Harrison 1933. Notes on type specimens of reptiles and amphibians in the "Alfredo Duges" Museum, Guanajuato, Mexico. Copeia 1933 (2): 97-98 - get paper here
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