Cynisca haugi (MOCQUARD, 1904)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cynisca haugi?
|Higher Taxa||Amphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata|
|Common Names||Haug's Worm Lizard|
|Synonym||Amphisbaena haugi MOCQUARD 1904: 301|
Cynisca haughi — BRYGOO 1990
Cynisca haughi — BRANCH et al. 2003
Cynisca haughi — GANS 2005: 28
Cynisca haugi — PAUWELS & VENDE WEGHE 2008
Cynisca haughi — TRAPE & MANÉ 2015
Type locality: “Gabon, à environ 50 kilométres sud-ouest de Lambaréné” [50 km southwest of Lambarene] Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: MNHN = MHNP 01–531.|
|Comment||Differentiation between C. haughi and C. bifrontalis is relatively minor (Gans 1987). It involves the lack of a discreet ocular in C. haughi (present in C. bifrontalis), and a caudal autotomy site at the level of the 7th caudal annulus (at the 11th in C. bifrontalis). Cynisca haughi may also have higher body annuli counts (251 in the holotype), although more material is required for confirmation. The holotype of C. bifrontalis has 240 body annuli, whilst in the Toucan-Rabi series they range from only 229 to 231.|
Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after M. Haug, presumably the collector. Note that the original spelling used by Mocquard is “Haugi” not “haughi”.|
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