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Dalophia gigantea (PERACCA, 1903)

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymMonopeltis giganteus PERACCA 1903
Monopeltis truncata WITTE 1922: 68
Dalophia gigantea - LOVERIDGE 1941
Monopeltis giganteus — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1942
Tomuropeltis gigantea - FRANK & RAMUS 1995
Dalophia gigantea — BROADLEY 1998
Dalophia gigantea — GANS 2005: 30 
DistributionW Democratic Republic of the Congo (= Zaire, Kwango district)

Type locality: ‘‘Congo’’.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: IMZUT 2844, MSNG C.E.36071. 
CommentSynonymy that of Broadley et al. (1976).

Type species: Monopeltis giganteus PERACCA 1903 is the type species of the genus Tomuropeltis LAURENT 1947. 
References
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • 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
  • de Witte, G. F. 1922. Description de reptiles nouveaux du Congo Belge. Rev. Zool. Africaine 10: 66-71
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Loveridge, ARTHUR 1941. Revision of the African lizards of the family Amphisbaenidae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 87: 353-451. - get paper here
  • Peracca, MARIO GIACINTO 1903. Descrizione di una nuova specie del genere Monopeltis Smith, del Congo. Boll. Mus. Zool. Univ. Torino. 18 (448): 1-3.
  • Witte, G. F. de AND RAYMOND F. LAURENT 1942. Contribution à la systématique de Amphisbaenidae du Congo belge. Rev. Zool. Bot. Africaine 36 (1): 67-86.
 
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