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Pachycalamus brevis GÜNTHER, 1881

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Higher TaxaTrogonophidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common NamesShort Worm Lizard 
SynonymPachycalamus brevis GÜNTHER 1881
Pachycalamus brevis — RÖSLER 1999
Pachycalamus brevis — GANS 2005: 43 
DistributionYemen (Socotra Island)

Type locality: Socotra  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 81.3.5.6.:RR1946.8.31–81.3.5.11: RR1946.8–31.73, 1934.12.10.1 RR1946.8.31.78–1934.12.10.4:RR1946.8.31.81, NMW 16681 
Diagnosis 
CommentType Species: Pachycalamus brevis is the type species of the genus Pachycalamus. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “brevis, -e” = short. 
References
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130
  • Günther, A. 1881. Descriptions of the amphisbaenians and ophidians collected by Prof. J.B. Balfour in the Island of Socotra. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 461-463 - get paper here
  • RAZZETTI, EDOARDO; ROBERTO SINDACO, CRISTINA GRIECO, FRANCESCA PELLA, UGO ZILIANI, FABIO PUPIN, ELISA RISERVATO, DANIELE PELLITTERI-ROSA, LUCA BUTIKOFER, AHMED SAEED SULEIMAN, BADAR AWADH AL-ASEILY, CATERINA CARUGATI, ELEONORA BONCOMPAGNI & MAURO FAS 2011. Annotated checklist and distribution of the Socotran Archipelago Herpetofauna (Reptilia). Zootaxa 2826: 1–44 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 1999. Pachycalamus brevis GÜNTHER 1881 - Biologie und erste Eindrücke einer Terrarienhaltung. Elaphe 7 (1): 19-21
  • Rösler, H. & Wranik, W. 2004. A key and annotated checklist to the reptiles of the Socotra archipelago. Fauna of Arabia 20: 505-534
  • Rösler, Herbert and Wolfgang Wranik 2017. Untersuchungen und Beobachtungen zur Herpetofauna des Jemen Jemen-Report Jg. 48 (1/2)
 
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