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Dalophia luluae (DE WITTE & LAURENT, 1942)

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymMonopeltis luluae DE WITTE & LAURENT 1942: 68
Dalophia luluae — BROADLEY et al. 1976
Tomuropeltis luluae — FRANK & RAMUS 1995
Dalophia luluae — BROADLEY 1998
Dalophia luluae — GANS 2005: 31 
DistributionS Democratic Republic of the Congo (= Zaire; Sandoa, Haut Lomami)

Type locality: ‘‘Sandoa (Ht. Kasai),’’ Democratic Republic of Congo.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MRAC (was RGMC) 10848. 
Diagnosis 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymology 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • 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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