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Zygaspis dolichomenta WITTE & LAURENT, 1942

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAmphisbaena quadrifrons capensis — LOVERIDGE 1941 (not THOMINOT) (part.)
Amphisbaena dolichomenta dolichomenta WITTE & LAURENT 1942
Amphisbaena dolichomenta meridionalis WITTE & LAURENT 1942
Shrevea quadrifrons dolichomenta WITTE 1954: 989
Zygaspis quadrifrons dolichomenta — WITTE 1954
Zygaspis dolichomenta — BROADLEY & BROADLEY 1997
Zygaspis dolichomenta — BROADLEY 1998
Zygaspis dolichomenta — GANS 2005: 39 
DistributionW/C Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Type locality: Flandria, Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MRAC 6345
Holotype: MRAC 2716 [meridionalis] 
CommentSynonymy and subspecies mainly after GANS 1967 and GANS 2005. 
References
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