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Cynisca gansi DUNGER, 1968

IUCN Red List - Cynisca gansi - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCynisca gansi DUNGER 1968
Cynisca gansi — GANS 2005: 28 
DistributionNigeria

Type locality: ‘‘Okoloma village near Port Harcourt, Eastern
Nigeria (4°42’N, 7°27’E)’’. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: AMNH 102409 (Dunger, 1968). Paratypes: AMNH 102410–102412, CG 3579–3580. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Carl Gans (1923-2009), German-born American herpetologist. See Adler et al. 2010 for obituaries. 
References
  • Adler, K. 2010. Carl Gans (1923–2009) and the Integrative Biology of Reptiles. Herpetological Review 41 (2): 142-150 - get paper here
  • Dunger, G.T. 1968. The lizards and snakes of Nigeria. Part 5: the amphisbaenids of Nigeria including a description of 3 new species. Nigerian Field 33 (4): 167-192
  • Dunger, G.T. 1969. Amendments and additions. Nigerian Field 34 (1): 48
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
 
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