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Amphisbaena borelli PERACCA, 1897

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAmphisbaena borelli PERACCA 1897: 8
Amphisbaena steindachneri borellii — GANS 1964: 397
Leposternon borellii — GALLARDO 1969: 78
Cercolophia borelli — VANZOLINI 1992
Cercolophia borellii — CEI 1993
Cercolophia borelli — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 2000
Amphisbaena borelli — MOTT & VIEITES 2009
Cercolophia borelli — AVILA et al. 2010
Cercolophia borelli — AVILA et al. 2013 
DistributionArgentina (Salta), Bolivia (Santa Cruz, Tarija)

Type locality: ‘‘Caiza (Chaco boliviano)’’.  
TypesSyntypes: MRSN (= MSNTO) R2096; BMNH; MRSN = MZUT (= IMZUT) 2043 (two specimens) (fide GANS 2005) 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Alfredo Borelli (1858-1943), an ornithologist who worked at Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino (19°0-1913). 
  • Avila, L. J.; Martinez, L. E.; Morando, M. 2010. Lista de las lagartijas y anfisbaenas de Argentina: una actualización [en línea]. Ver.1.0. 1 Diciembre 2010 [Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: An update]. Centro Nacional Patagónico CENPAT-CONICET. Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina. - get paper here
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; LORENA ELIZABETH MARTINEZ & MARIANA MORANDO 2013. Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: an update. Zootaxa 3616 (3): 201–238 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Costa HC, Welton LJ, Hallermann J 2018. An updated diagnosis of the rare Amphisbaena slateri Boulenger, 1907, based on additional specimens (Squamata, Amphisbaenia, Amphisbaenidae). Evolutionary Systematics 2(2): 125-135 - get paper here
  • Dirksen, L. & De la Riva, I. 1999. The lizards and amphisbaenians of Bolivia (Reptilia, Squamata): checklist, localities, and bibliography. Graellsia 55: 199-215 - get paper here
  • Gallardo, José M. 1969. Las especies de saurios (Reptilia) de la Provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina, y consideraciones sobre su ecologia y zoogeografia. Neotropica 15 (47): 73-81
  • Gans, Carl 1964. The South American species of Amphisbaena with a vertically keeled tail (Reptilia, Amphisbaenidae). Senckenbergiana biologica 45 (3/5): 387-416
  • 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
  • Peracca, M. G. 1897. Rettili e Anfibi. Viaggio del Dott. Alfredo Borelli nel Chaco boliviano e nella Repubblica Argentina. Bollettino dei Musei di Zoologia ed Anatomia Comparata della R. Università di Torino, 12 (274): 1-19.
  • Vanzolini P E 1992. Cercolophia, a new genus for the species of Amphisbaenia with a terminal vertical keel on the tail (Reptilia, Amphisbaenia). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 37 (27): 401-412
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