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Amphisbaena medemi GANS & MATHERS, 1977

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAmphisbaena medemi GANS & MATHERS 1977
Amphisbaena medemi— HOOGMOED & AVILA-PIRES 1991
Amphisbaena medemi — GANS 2005: 16 
DistributionColombia (La Guajira, Cesar, Atlántico)

Type locality: Colombia, Atlantico, Cienaga de Amajehuevo, Canal.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 165245; paratypes: FMNH 
CommentDistribution: map in HOOGMOED & AVILA-PIRES 1991 and Meza-Joya 2015. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Federico Medem (1912-1984) [obituary in Herpetologica 40: 468 [1984]. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Blanco-Torres, Argelina; Lina Báez S., Edgar Patiño-Flores, Juan M. Renjifo-R. 2013. Herpetofauna from the middle valley of the Ranchería river, La Guajira, Colombia. Rev. Biodivers. Neotrop. 3 (2): 113-22
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130 - get paper here
  • Gans, C. & Mathers, S. 1977. Amphisbaena medemi, an intersting new species from Colombia (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia) with a key to the Amphisbaenians of the Americas. Fieldiana: Zoology 72: 21-46 - get paper here
  • Hoogmoed M.S.; de Avila-Pires T C S 1991. A new species of small Amphisbaena (Reptilia: Amphisbaenia: Amphisbaenidae) from western Amazonian Brazil. BOLETIM DO MUSEU PARAENSE EMILIO GOELDI SERIE ZOOLOGIA 7 (1): 77-94
  • Meza-Joya, Fabio Leonardo 2015. New records of Amphisbaena medemi Gans & Mathers, 1977 (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from the Caribbean region of northern Colombia. Check List 11 (1): 1526 - 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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