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Zygaspis maraisi BROADLEY & MEASEY, 2016

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymZygaspis maraisi BROADLEY & MEASEY 2016 
DistributionMozambique (Cabo Delgado)

Type locality: Pioneer Camp, Afungi Peninsula, Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique, 10°50′17′′ S, 40°30′53′′ E, and elevation 17 m (Figure 2).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype. NMZB 18009 (Figure 1). Collected by Johan Marais, 24 November 2013. 
CommentHabitat.—Strychnos madagascarensis–Xylothecia tettensis Short Open Woodland on deep grey/white sands. 
EtymologyThe name is a patronym honouring the collector, Johan Marais, in recog- nition of his many contributions to southern African herpetology. The name is constructed in the masculine genitive. 
References
  • Broadley, Donald G. & Broadley, Sheila 1997. A revision of the African genus Zygaspis Cope (Reptilia: Amphisbaenia). Syntarsus 4: 1-24
  • BROADLEY, DONALD G. & G. JOHN MEASEY 2016. A new species of Zygaspis (Reptilia: Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from north-eastern Mozambique. African Journal of Herpetology 65 (2): 115- 122
  • FitzSimons, V.F. 1943. The lizards of South Africa. Transvaal Museum Memoir No.1 (Pretoria), 528 pp.
  • Jacobsen, N. H. G. 1989. A herpetological survey of the Transvaal. Unpubl. thesis, Univ. Natal, South Africa
 
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