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Monopeltis jugularis PETERS, 1880

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Common NamesGaboon Worm Lizard 
SynonymMonopeltis (Phractogonus) jugularis PETERS 1880: 219
Lepidosternon jugulare STRAUCH 1881
Lepidosternon koppenfelsii STRAUCH 1881
Monopeltis semipunctata BOETTGER 1893
Monopeltis jugularis — BRANCH et al. 2003
Monopeltis jugularis — GANS 2005: 36 
DistributionCameroon, Rio Muni

Type locality: “Westafrika, ohne genauere Angabe des Fundorts”. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ZMB 9636 
CommentSynonymy that of GANS 1967.

Not in Gabon fide PAUWELS & VANDE WEGHE 2008. 
  • 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.
  • Boettger, OSKAR 1893. Kleinere Mitteilungen über neue Erwerbungen des naturhistorischen Museums. 2. Eine neue Eidechse von Kamerun. Mitt. Geogr. Ges. Naturhist. Mus. Lübeck, ser. 2, vol. 5, pp. 89-90.
  • Branch, William R., Oliver S. G. Pauwels and Marius Burger 2003. Re-discovery of Cynisca bifrontalis in Gabon, with additional notes on Monopeltis galeata (Reptilia: Amphisbaenia). African Journal of Herpetology 52 (2): 93-100 - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1880. Eine Mittheilung über neue oder weniger bekannte Amphibien des Berliner Zoologischen Museums (Leposoma dispar, Monopeltis (Phractogonus jugularis, Typhlops depressus, Leptocalamus drilineatus, Xenodon punctatus, Elapomorphus erythronotus, Hylomantis Monatsber. Königl.-Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1880: 217-224 - get paper here
  • Santos, Lívia Cristina dos 2013. Discovery of the second specimen of the African amphisbaenian Monopeltis kabindae Witte & Laurent, 1942. African Journal of Herpetology 62 (2): 109-116, DOI: 10.1080/21564574.2012.761283 - get paper here
  • Strauch,A. 1881. Bemerkungen über die Eidechsenfamilie der Amphisbaeniden. Mel. Biol. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Petersbourg 11: 355-479 (reprinted: Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Petersbourg 28: 45-131) - get paper here
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