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Amphisbaena bahiana VANZOLINI, 1964

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesPortuguese: Cobra-de-Duas-Cabeças, Cobra-Cega 
SynonymAmphisbaena bahiana VANZOLINI 1964
Cercolophia bahiana — GANS 2005: 23
Amphisbaena bahiana — MOTT & VIEITES 2009
Amphisbaena bahiana — RECODER et al. 2018 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: ‘‘Vila Nova, Bahia, Brazil’’.  
TypesHolotype: MZUSP (given as DZ 1259 in Gans 2005) 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130 - get paper here
  • Gans, Carl 1964. The South American species of Amphisbaena with a vertically keeled tail (Reptilia, Amphisbaenidae). Senckenbergiana biologica 45 (3/5): 387-416
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Gonzalez R. C. et al. 2020. Lista dos Nomes Populares dos Répteis no Brasil – Primeira Versão. Herpetologia Brasileira 9 (2): 121 – 214 - get paper here
  • Mott, Tamí; David R. Vieites 2009. Molecular phylogenetics reveals extreme morphological homoplasy in Brazilian worm lizards challenging current taxonomy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51 (2): 190-200 - get paper here
  • Ribeiro, Leonardo B.; Samuel C. Gomides, and Henrique C. Costa 2020. A New Worm Lizard Species (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae: Amphisbaena) with Non-autotomic Tail, from Northeastern Brazil. Journal of Herpetology 54 (1): 9-18 - get paper here
  • Vanzolini,P.E. 1964. Amphisbaena bahiana sp. n., do Brasil (Sauria:Amphisbaenidae). Pilot Registry of Zoology, Ithaca, New York, card no. 8
  • Vechio, Francisco Dal; Mauro TeixeiraJr., Tamí Mott and Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2018. Rediscovery of the Poorly Known Amphisbaena bahiana Vanzolini, 1964 (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae), with Data on Its Phylogenetic Placement, External Morphology and Natural History. South American Journal of Herpetology 13 (3): 238–248 - get paper here
  • Ribeiro, L. B., Gomides, S. C., & Costa, H. C. 2018. A New Species of Amphisbaena from Northeastern Brazil (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae). Journal of Herpetology 52 (2): 234–241 - get paper here
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