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Amphisbaena plumbea GRAY, 1872

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Lead Worm Lizard 
SynonymAmphisbaena plumbea GRAY 1872
Amphisbaena plumbea — PETERS et al. 1970: 35
Amphisbaena angustifrons plumbea — GANS 1972: 14
Amphisbaena minuta HULSE & MCCOY 1979 (fide GANS 2005)
Amphisbaena minuta (incertae sedis fide CEI 1993)
Amphisbaena minuta — VANZOLINI 2002
Amphisbaena plumbea — VANZOLINI 2002
Amphisbaena plumbea — GANS 2005: 18
Amphisbaena plumbea — MONTERO 2016 
DistributionW C Argentina (Chubut, Mendoza, Rio Negro etc.)

Type locality: ‘‘Mendoza’’, Argentina.

minuta: Argentina (Catamarca); Type locality: Argentina, Catamarca, 27 km S Andalgala.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Gans 1972: 14 
  • 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
  • Gallardo, J.M. 1972. Composicion faunistica de los saurios de la Provincia de la Pampa, Republica Argentina. Neotropica 17 (52): 44-48
  • 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., & Diefenbach, C.O. da C. 1972. Description and geographical variation of the South American Amphisbaena angustifrons: the southernmost amphisbaenian in the world (Reptilia, Amphisbaenia). American Museum Novitates (2494): 1-20 - get paper here
  • Gray,J.E. 1872. Catalogue of shield reptiles in the collection of the British Museum. Part Il. Emydosaurians, rhynchocephalians, and amphisbaenians. London, vi+41 pp.
  • Hulse,A.C. & McCoy,C.J. 1979. New species of Amphisbaena from Argentina. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 48 (1): 1-6 - get paper here
  • Minoli I, Morando M, Avila LJ 2015. Reptiles of Chubut province, Argentina: richness, diversity, conservation status and geographic distribution maps. ZooKeys 498: 103-126. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.498.7476 - get paper here
  • Montero, Ricardo 2016. On the Validity of Several Argentinian Species of Amphisbaena (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae). Journal of Herpetology 50 (4): 642-653 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A.; Donoso-Barros, Roberto & Orejas-Miranda, Braulio 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 347 pp. - 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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