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Monopeltis infuscata BROADLEY, 1997

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common NamesInfuscate wedge-snouted amphisbaenian 
SynonymMonopeltis infuscata BROADLEY 1997
Monopeltis capensis (not A. SMITH) — PETERS 1867: 235 (part.)
Monopeltis sphenorhynchus — PETERS 1879: 275 (part.)
Monopeltis capensis capensis — LOVERIDGE 1941: 423 (part.)
Monopeltis infuscata — GANS 2005: 36 
DistributionSW Angola, south through Namibia to the Republic of South Africa (N Cape Province) and west into SW Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Type locality: Nottingham Estates, Beitbridge, Zimbabwe. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: NMZB 6072 
CommentA plesiomorphic sibling species of Monopeltis capensis-complex. Sympatric with M. sphenorhynchus in Zimbabwe, with M. anchietae in Angola and Namibia, with M. leonardi in Namibia, with M. s. mauricei and Dalophia pistillum in Botswana and with M. capensis at Gabane (Botswana). 
References
  • Broadley, D. G. 1997. A review of the Monopeltis capensis complex in southern Africa (Reptilia: Amphisbaenidae). African Journal of Herpetology 46 (1): 1-12. - get paper here
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
 
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