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Chirindia ewerbecki WERNER, 1910

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
SubspeciesChirindia ewerbecki ewerbecki WERNER 1910
Chirindia ewerbecki nanguruwensis (LOVERIDGE 1962) 
Common NamesMbanja Worm Lizard 
SynonymChirindia ewerbecki WERNER 1910

Chirindia ewerbecki nanguruwensis (LOVERIDGE) 1962
Amphisbaena (Cynisca) nanguruwensis LOVERIDGE 1962
Chirindia ewerbecki nanguruwensis — GANS & RHODES 1967
Chirindia ewerbecki nanguruwensis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 20
Chirindia nanguruwensis — GANS 2005: 27

Chirindia ewerbecki ewerbecki WERNER 1910
Chirindia ewerbecki WERNER 1910: 37
Chirindia ewerbecki ewerbecki — BROADLEY & GANS 1967
Chirindia ewerbecki — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 19
Chirindia ewerbecki — GANS 2005: 26 

nanguruwensis: Newala, Nanguruwe, Tanzania. Type locality: Nanguruwe, Mtwara District, Southern Province, Tanzania.

Type locality: Mbanja, near Lindi, Tanzania. 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.
TypesHolotype: ZMH (Hamburg); destroyed (fide GANS 2005)
Syntype: MCZ 67010 [nanguruwensis] 
  • Broadley D G; Gans C 1978. Southern forms of Chirindia (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia). Annals of the Carnegie Museum 47 (3): 29-51
  • 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
  • Gans, Carl;Rhodes, Charlyn 1967. Chirindia from Tanganyika (Amphibaenia, Reptilia). Annals of the Carnegie Museum 39 (1): 1-32
  • 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
  • Werner,F. 1910. Über neue oder seltene Reptilien des Naturhistorischen Museums in Hamburg. ii. Eidechsen. Jahrb. Hamburg. Wiss. Anst., vol. 27 (1909), suppl. no. 2, 1910, pp. 1-46; reprinted: 1910, Mitteil. Naturhist. Mus. Hamburg, vol. 27: 205-) - get paper here
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