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Ophidiocephalus taeniatus LUCAS & FROST, 1897

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesBronzeback 
SynonymOphidiocephalus taeniatus LUCAS & FROST 1897
Ophidiocephalus taeniatus — KLUGE 1993
Ophidiocephalus taeniatus — COGGER 2000: 294
Ophidocephalus [sic] taeniatus — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 27 (188)
Ophidiocephalus taeniatus — LAUBE & LANGNER 2007 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, South Australia?)

Type locality: Charlotte Waters, N. T.  
TypesHolotype: NMV D11761 

Type species: Ophidiocephalus taeniatus LUCAS & FROST 1897 is the type species of the genus Ophidiocephalus LUCAS & FROST 1897. 
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  • Downes, Sharon;Foster, Ralph;Molnar, Cathy 1997. New insights into the distribution and habitat of the vulnerable Bronzeback Legless Lizard Ophidiocephalus taeniatus. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 27 (1): 11-13
  • Ehmann, Harald 1992. The apparent severe decline of the bronzeback legless lizard (Ophidiocephalus taeniatus) at Abminga. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 22 (1): 31-33
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  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Die “Geckos” Australiens. Draco 8 (29): 4-21 - get paper here
  • Lucas, A. H. S., and C. Frost. 1897. Description of two new species of lizards from central Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 9:54-56 - get paper here
  • Pianka, E.R. & Vitt, L.J. 2003. Lizards - Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, 347 pp. [review in Copeia 2004: 955] - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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