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Cynisca liberiensis (BOULENGER, 1878)

IUCN Red List - Cynisca liberiensis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common NamesLiberia Worm Lizard 
SynonymOphioproctes liberiensis BOULENGER 1878: 300
Amphisbaena lamottei ANGEL 1943
Cynisca liberiensis lamottei — BRYGOO 1990
Cynisca liberiensis — GANS 2005: 29
Cynisca cf. liberiensis — BÖHME et al. 2011 
DistributionLiberia, Sierra Leone, SE Guinea (Conakry)

Type locality: ‘‘Liberia’’. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: IRSNB 2005.
HOLOTYPE: MNHN = MHNP 1943.65 [lamottei] 
CommentType species: Ophioproctes liberiensis BOULENGER 1878 is the type species of the genus Ophioproctes BOULENGER 1878, which is now considered as a synonym of Cynisca. 
  • Angel, FERNAND 1943. Sur deux lézards nouveaux, de la Haute-Guinée française, appartenant aux familles de amphisbénidés et des gekkonidés (Materiaux de la Mission Lamotte au Mont Nimba, en 1942). Prémière note. Bull. Mus. Natl. d'Hist. Nat., Paris, (sér. 2) 15 (4): 163-166.
  • Böhme, Wolfgang, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Christian Brede & Philipp Wagner 2011. The reptiles (Testudines, Squamata, Crocodylia) of the forested southeast of the Republic Guinea (Guinée forestière), with a country-wide checklist. Bonn zoological Bulletin 60 (1): 35-61 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1878. Description d'un genre nouveau et d'une expèce nouvelle de la famille des amphisbénides. Bull. Soc. Zool. France 3: 300-303 - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E. R. 1990. Les types d'Amphisbaenidés, Pygopodidés, Xantusiidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle - Catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. 12 (ser. 4) A (3-4), suppl.: 3-18
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Trape, J.F.; Mané, Y. 2015. Note sur une collection d’amphisbènes (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae) d’Afrique occidentale Bull. Soc. Herp. France 154 : 35-60
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