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Loveridgea ionidesii (BATTERSBY, 1950)

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLiwale round-snouted worm lizard 
SynonymAmphisaena ionidesii BATTERSBY 1950
Loveridgea ionidesii — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 19
Loveridgea ionidesii — GANS 2005: 34 
DistributionS Tanzania (Liwale, Msuega, Kilwa, Songea, Tunduru).

Type locality: Liwale, Southern Province, Tanzania. Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1948.1.7.84. Paratypes: (185 total) BMNH 1948.1.7.85–1948.1.7.93, 1949.1.6.1–1949.1.6.99, 1949.1.7.1–1949.1.7.52; IRScNB 2368; MCZ 50040–50065. 
Comment 
References
  • Battersby,J.C. 1950. A new amphisbaenid lizard from Tanganika territory and notes on the rare snake Chilorhinophis. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (12) 3: 413-417
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Gans C; Kraklau D M 1989. Studies on amphisbaenians (Reptilia) 8. Two genera of small species from east Africa (Geocalamus and Loveridgea). American Museum Novitates (2944) : 1-28 - get paper here
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Williams E E 1982. Arthur Loveridge—A Life in Retrospect. Breviora (471): 1-12 - get paper here
 
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