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Amphisbaena barbouri GANS & ALEXANDER, 1962

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Cuban Many-ringed Wormlizard, Cuban Many-ringed Amphisbaena 
SynonymAmphisbaena cubana barbouri GANS & ALEXANDER 1962
Amphisbaena barbouri — THOMAS & HEDGES 1998
Amphisbaena barbouri — GANS 2005: 11 
DistributionW Cuba (Havana to Cienfuegos)

Type locality: ‘‘On the east shore of the Ensenada de Cochinos, Las Villas Prov., Caleta Rosario, Cuba’’.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 12136. Paratypes: MCZ 58788, 58789 (Marianao); MCZ 12135 (Playa del Chivo); MCZ 12137 (Caleta Rosario); MCZ 13524 (Soledad); USNM 26363, 26364 (Matanzas). 
CommentRaised to full species status by THOMAS & HEDGES 1998.

Distribution: ranges given are probably not entirely correct; see Schwartz and Henderson, 1988 
EtymologyNamed after Thomas Barbour (1884-1946), Associate Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians (1923), and, later, Director (1927) of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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 & Alexander, A. Allen 1962. Studies on amphisbaenids (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia). 2. On the amphisbaenids of the Antilles. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 128 (3): 65-158 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, Arthur 1946. Thomas Barbour, Herpetologist: 1884-1946. Herpetologica 3 (2): 33-39 - get paper here
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - get paper here
  • Thomas, R. and S. B. Hedges. 1998. A new amphisbaenian from Cuba. Journal of Herpetology 32 (1): 92-96. - get paper here
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