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Amphisbaena hyporissor THOMAS, 1965

IUCN Red List - Amphisbaena hyporissor - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Barahona Wormlizard, Barahona Amphisbaena 
SynonymAmphisbaena gonavensis hyporissor THOMAS 1965: 5
Amphisbaena gonavensis leberi THOMAS 1965: 7
Amphisbaena gonavensis leberi — COLE 1987
Amphisbaena gonavensis hyporissor — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 559
Amphisbaena hyporissor leberi — POWELL et al. 1999
Amphisbaena hyporissor — POWELL 1999
Amphisbaena hyporissor — THOMAS & HEDGES 2006 
DistributionHispaniola (SE Haiti, SW Dominican Republic): Barahona Peninsula

Type locality: ‘‘13.1 mi. (20.9 km) SW of Enriquillo, Pedernales Province, Republica Dominicana’’.

leberi: República Dominicana, northwestern Peninsula de Barahona; Isla Beata; intergrades with A. g. hyporissor NW Oviedo Nuevo.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 77149; Paratypes: ASFS X9974–X9976 (Albert Schwartz Field Series); AMNH 92792–92795; KU 79824, 79825; RT 754, 755; INHS (= UIMNH) 55600–55602; MCZ 77150 (5 miles northeast of Oviedo, Pedernales Province).
Holotype: MCZ 77218 (also given as 77128) [leberi] 
CommentSynonymy: Thomas & Hedges (2006), by implication, considered A. g. leberi to be a synomym of A. hyporissor. 
  • Powell, R. 1992. Amphisbaena gonavensis Gans and Alexander. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 539: 1-3 - get paper here
  • Powell, R. 1999. Herpetology of Navassa Island, West Indies. Carib. J. Sci. 35: 1-13
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Thomas, R. 1965. Two new subspecies of Amphisbaena (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia) from the Barahona Peninsula of Hispaniola. Breviora (215): 1-14 - get paper here
  • Thomas, R. & Hedges, S.B. 2006. Two New Species of Amphisbaena (Reptilia: Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from the Tiburon Peninsula of Haiti. Carib. J. Sci. 42 (2): 208-219 - get paper here
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