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Cynisca schaeferi (STERNFELD, 1912)

IUCN Red List - Cynisca schaeferi - Data Deficient, DD

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common NamesCameroonWorm Lizard 
SynonymChirindia schaeferi STERNFELD 1912: 150
Cynisca schaeferi — BRANCH et al. 2003
Cynisca schaeferi — GANS 2005: 29 

Type locality: Yapoma Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ZMB 22367 (lost according to Gans et al. 1997) 
  • Branch, William R., Oliver S. G. Pauwels and Marius Burger 2003. Re-discovery of Cynisca bifrontalis in Gabon, with additional notes on Monopeltis galeata (Reptilia: Amphisbaenia). African Journal of Herpetology 52 (2): 93-100 - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Sternfeld,R. 1912. Eine neue Scincidengattung aus Südafrika und eine neue Amphisbaenide aus Kamerun. Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 1912: 248-250 - get paper here
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