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Leposternon wuchereri (PETERS, 1879)

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWucherer's Worm Lizard 
SynonymLepidosternon Wuchereri PETERS 1879: 276
Leposternon wuchereri (PETERS) 1879
Lepidosternum sinuosum PERACCA 1895
Leposternon wuchereri — BAUER et al. 1995: 68
Leposternon wuchereri — GANS 2005: 33
Amphisbaena wuchereri — MOTT & VIEITES 2009
Leposternon wuchereri — RIBEIRO et al. 2018 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro)

Type locality: “Bahia”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 9389
Holotype: MSNTO R242 [Lepidosternum sinuosum PERACCA 1895] 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy: Amaral (1937b) included L. sinuosum in the synonymy of this species, whereas GANS (1967) didn’t. 
Etymology 
References
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Filogonio, Renato; Conrado A. B. Galdino, Daniel P. R. Cabral, Alexandre F. Righi, Marcelo F. Lopes, and Luciana B. Nascimento 2009. SEXUAL DIMORPHISM IN LEPOSTERNON MICROCEPHALUM AND L. WUCHERERI (SQUAMATA: AMPHISBAENIDAE) FROM MINAS GERAIS, SOUTHEASTERN BRAZIL. Herpetologica 65 (4): 353-362 - get paper here
  • Gans, C. 1971. Studies on Amphisbaenians. (4). A review of the amphisbaenid genus Leposternon. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 144 (6): 379-464
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Mott, Tamí; David R. Vieites 2009. Molecular phylogenetics reveals extreme morphological homoplasy in Brazilian worm lizards challenging current taxonomy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51 (2): 190-200 - get paper here
  • Peracca, M.G. 1895. Nuová specie di Lepidosternum del Museo Zoologico di Torino. Boll. Mus. Zool. Univ. Torino 10 (200): 1-2
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1879. Über die Amphisbaenen und eine zu denselben gehörige neue Art (Lepidosternon Wuchereri). Monatsber. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1879: 273-277 - get paper here
  • Ribeiro, Síria; Adriano Lima Silveira and Alfredo P. Santos-jr 2018. A New Species of Leposternon (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from Brazilian Cerrado with a Key to Pored Species. Journal of Herpetology 52 (1): 50-58 - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO, SIRIA; ALFREDO P. SANTOS-JR, HUSSAM ZAHER 2015. A new species of Leposternon Wagler, 1824 (Squamata, Amphisbaenia) from northeastern Argentina Zootaxa 4034 (2): 309–324
  • ROCHA, CARLOS FREDERICO D.; HELENA G.BERGALLO, JOSÉ P. POMBAL JR., LENA GEISE, MONIQUE VAN SLUYS, RONALDO FERNANDES, ULISSES CARAMASCHI 2004. FAUNA DE ANFÍBIOS, RÉPTEIS E MAMÍFEROS DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO, SUDESTE DO BRASIL Publ. Avul. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro (104): 3-23 - get paper here
 
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