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Chirindia rondoensis (LOVERIDGE, 1941)

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common NamesNchingidi Worm Lizard 
SynonymAmphisbaena rondoensis LOVERIDGE 1941: 394
Amphisbaena (Cynisca) newalaensis LOVERIDGE 1962
Chirindia rondoensis - GANS 1967
Chirindia rondoensis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 19
Chirindia rondoensis — GANS 2005: 27 
DistributionS Tanzania (Makonde and Rondo plateaus)

Type locality: Nchingidi, Rondo Plateau, Lindi District, Tanzania.
Type locality: Newala, Southern Province, Tanzania [newalensis] Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MCZ 47951. Paratypes: AMNH 64274, 64275; BMNH 1947.3.1.6, 1947.3.1.7; CNHM = FMNH 73372 (according to Marx, 1958: 452); MCZ 47952–47999, UIMNH 41495; UMMZ 86367 (two specimens) (J.A. Peters, 1952: 25). 
CommentParatypes: UMMZ 
  • 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
  • Loveridge, ARTHUR 1941. Revision of the African lizards of the family Amphisbaenidae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 87: 353-451. - get paper here
  • 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
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