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Amphisbaena albocingulata BOETTGER, 1885

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAmphisbaena albocingulata BOETTGER 1885: 219
Amphisbaena prunicolor albocingulata — GANS 1966
Amphisbaena albocingulata — VANZOLINI 2002
Amphisbaena albocingulata — RIBEIRO, VAZ-SILVA & SANTOS JR 2008
Amphisbaena albocingulata — PEREZ et al. 2012 
DistributionParaguay (around Asunción)

Type locality: Paraguay, without specific collection data.  
TypesHolotype: ANSP 12969; ZISP 6660 (fide Perez et al. 2012) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Amphisbaena albocingulata is distinguished from other Amphisbaena species by the following combination of characters: (1) rounded snout; (2) nasal shields in contact on the dorsal portion of head; (3) caudal autotomy externally visible; (4) plain segments in the tip of the tail; (5) four precloacal pores; (6) 3/3 supralabial and 3/3 infralabial shields; (7) 190–204 body annuli; (8) 24–27 caudal annuli; (9) 12–14 dorsal and 16–18 ventral segments in the midbody annulus; (10) absence of the postmalar row [from Perez et al. 2012].
CommentDistribution: Records from Brazil (Mato Grosso, D.F.) remain unconfirmed. 
  • Boettger, O. 1885. Liste von Reptilien und Batrachiern aus Paraguay. Zeitschr. Naturw. 58 (3): 213-248 - get paper here
  • Cacciali, Pier; Norman J. Scott, Aida Luz Aquino Ortíz, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith 2016. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Literature, Distribution, and an Annotated Taxonomic Checklist. SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF SOUTHWESTERN BIOLOGY, NUMBER 11: 1–373 - get paper here
  • PEREZ, RENATA; SÍRIA RIBEIRO & MÁRCIO BORGES-MARTINS 2012. Reappraisal of the taxonomic status of Amphisbaena prunicolor (Cope 1885) and Amphisbaena albocingulata Boettger 1885 (Amphisbaenia: Amphisbaenidae). Zootaxa 3550: 1–25 - get paper here
  • Ribeiro, S.; Vaz-Silva, W. & Santos Jr, A.P. 2008. New pored Leposternon (Squamata, Amphisbaenia) from Brazilian Cerrado. Zootaxa 1930: 18–38 - get paper here
  • Vanzolini, P.E. 2002. AN AID TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN SPECIES OF AMPHISBAENA (SQUAMATA, AMPHISBAENIDAE). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 42(15):351-362 - get paper here
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