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Monopeltis vanderysti DE WITTE, 1922

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
SubspeciesMonopeltis vanderysti vanderysti (DE WITTE 1922)
Monopeltis vanderysti closei LAURENT 1954
Monopeltis vanderysti lujae (DE WITTE 1922) 
Common NamesVanderyst Worm Lizard 
SynonymMonopeltis vanderysti DE WITTE 1922: 66
Monopeltis vanderysti vanderysti — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1942
Monopeltis vanderysti vanderysti — LAURENT 1954: 1000
Monopeltis vanderysti vilhenai LAURENT 1954: 66
Monopeltis vanderysti closei LAURENT 1954: 68
Monopeltis lujae WITTE 1922: 67
Monopeltis vanderysti — BROADLEY 1998
Monopeltis vanderysti — GANS 2005: 37
Monopeltis vanderysti — MARQUES et al. 2018

Monopeltis vanderysti lujae (DE WITTE 1922)
Monopeltis lujae DE WITTE 1922
Monopeltis vanderysti lujae — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1942: 74
Monopeltis vanderysti lujae — LAURENT 1952: 203
Monopeltis vanderysti lujae — WITTE 1954: 1002 
DistributionW/C/S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Angola

Type locality: ‘‘Wombali; Leverville (dist. du Kwango); Lac Leopold II; Kasai’’, Congo; restricted to ‘‘Wombali (dist. Lac Leopold II),’’ Democratic Republic of the Congo (Gans, 1967).

lujae: Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Type locality: “Lubue (distr. Kwango)”  
TypesLectotype: RMCA (= MRAC = RGMC) 1872 (Gans, 1967a). Lectoparatypes: RGMC 897 (Lac Leopold II); RGMC 962 (Kasai); RGMC 2309 (Leverville, Kwango).
Holotype: RMCA (= MRAC = RGMC) 14702 (14502 in error). Paratypes: RGMC 11953; also RGMC 14581 [closei]
Holotype: RMCA 505 (= MRAC = RGMC) [lujae] 
CommentSynonyms and subspecies that of Broadley et al. (1976). 
  • 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
  • Gans, Carl 1967. A check list of recent amphisbaenians (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 135:61-106.
  • Laurent, RAYMOND F. 1954. Reptiles et batraciens de la région de Dundo (Angola) (Deuxième note). Companhia de Diamantes de Angola (Diamang), Serviços Culturais, Publicações Culturais, No. 23: 37-84
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • Witte, G. F. de 1922. Description de reptiles nouveaux du Congo Belge. Rev. Zool. Africaine 10: 66-71
  • Witte, G. F. de 1954. Revision des Amphisbaenidae du Congo Belge. Volume Jubilaire Victor Von Straelen. Brussels, vol. 2, pp. 981-1010.
  • 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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