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Chirindia langi FITZSIMONS, 1939

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
SubspeciesChirindia langi langi (FITZSIMONS) 1939
Chirindia langi occidentalis JACOBSEN 1984 
Common NamesLang's Worm Lizard 
SynonymChirindia langi FITZSIMONS 1939
Amphisbaena langi — LOVERISGE 1941: 8
Amphisbaena langi — FITZSIMONS 1943: 381
Chirindia langi — GANS 2005: 26 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (NE Transvaal), SE Zimbabwe, C Mozambique

Type locality: ‘‘Punda Maira (5 Punda Milia), northeastern
Transvaal’’. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: TM (= TMP) 19197. Paratype: TMP 19198 (Transvaal Museum) 
  • Broadley D G; Gans C 1978. Southern forms of Chirindia (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia). Annals of the Carnegie Museum 47 (3): 29-51
  • FitzSimons, V.F. 1943. The lizards of South Africa. Transvaal Museum Memoir No.1 (Pretoria), 528 pp.
  • Fitzsimons,V.F.M. 1939. Descriptions of some new species and subspecies of lizards from South Africa. Ann. Transvaal Mus. (Pretoria) 20 (1): 5-16
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Jacobsen N H G 1984. A new subspecies of Chirindia langi (Reptilia: Amphisbaenia) from southern Africa, with notes on the ecology of the species. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 33 (26): 391-398 - get paper here
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