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Cynisca kigomensis DUNGER, 1968

IUCN Red List - Cynisca kigomensis - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common Names 
SynonymCynisca kigomensis DUNGER 1968
Cynisca kigomensis — GANS 2005: 28 
DistributionN Nigeria (Kigom Hills)

Type locality: ‘‘on the western escarpment of the Jos Plateau in the Kigom Hills, Northern Nigeria (approx. 98479N, 88339E)’’. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: AMNH 102424 (Dunger, 1968). Paratype: AMNH 102425. 
  • 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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