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Dalophia angolensis GANS, 1976

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymDalophia angolensis GANS 1976
Dalophia angolensis — GANS 2005: 29 
DistributionAngola, Zambia

Type locality: ‘‘Calombe, 7 km. west of Villa Luso, on Vila Luso-Moxico road, Angola’’. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CZ-IICT (CZL) 167-1959. Paratypes: AMNH 111339; CZL 50, 204, 265, 292–300, 317–318, 387–388, 399–400 (formerly CZL 167, Centro de Zoologia, Ministerio do Ultramar, Lisbon; now Centro de Zoologia - Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, CZ-IICT) 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Angola. 
References
  • Broadley, D.G., Gans,C. & Visser, J. 1976. Studies on Amphisbaenians. (6). The Genera Monopeltis and Dalophia in Southern Africa. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 157 (5): 311-486
  • Conradie W, Bills R, and Branch WR. 2016. The herpetofauna of the Cubango, Cuito, and lower Cuando river catchments of south-eastern Angola. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10(2) [Special Section]: 6–36 - get paper here
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Gans,C. 1976. Three new spade-snouted amphisbaenians from Angola (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia). American Museum Novitates 2590: 1-11 - get paper here
 
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