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Cynisca williamsi GANS, 1987

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common Names 
SynonymCynisca williamsi GANS 1987
Cynisca williamsi — GANS 2005: 29 

Type locality: Wenchi, about 60 mi north and slightly east of Kumasi, Ghana. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: AMNH 130339. 
EtymologyNamed after Ernest E. Williams (1914-1998), American herpetologist. 
  • Gans C 1987. Studies on amphisbaenians (Reptilia). 7. The small round-headed species (Cynisca) from western Africa. American Museum Novitates (2896): 1-84 - get paper here
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Gans, Carl 2000. Obituaries: Ernest Edward Williams 1914-1998. Herpetological Review 31 (1): 10-11 - get paper here
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