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Amphisbaena rozei LANCINI, 1963

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata
Common NamesE: Roze's Worm Lizard 
SynonymAmphisbaena rozei LANCINI 1963
Amphisbaena rozei— HOOGMOED & AVILA-PIRES 1991
Amphisbaena rozei — GANS 2005: 19
Amphisbaena rozei — COSTA et al. 2018 
DistributionVenezuela (Bolivar)

Type locality: Venezuela; Bolivar, headwaters of Cafio
Majagua (enters the Rio Chipura at 05°30’N, 64°40’W).  
TypesHolotype: MCNC 178. Paratype: MCNC 13. 
DiagnosisThe species is diagnosed mainly by the presence of four precloacal pores, a lateral sulcus, 205–209 body annuli, 20 caudal annuli, 15–16 dorsal and 14 ventral segments on a midbody annulus, and dorsal surface of tail covered by strong tubercles [Costa et al. 2018) 
CommentDistribution: map in HOOGMOED & AVILA-PIRES 1991.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Costa, Henrique C.;Josefa Celsa Señaris; Fernando J.M. Rojas-Runjaic; Hussam Zaher and Paulo C.A. Garcia 2018. Redescription of the rare South American worm lizard Amphisbaena rozei (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 39 (1): 21–30 - 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
  • 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
  • Hoogmoed, Marinus S.; Roberta R. Pinto, Wáldima Alves da Rocha, and Emiliane G. Pereira 2009. A NEW SPECIES OF MESOBAENA MERTENS, 1925 (SQUAMATA: AMPHISBAENIDAE) FROM BRAZILIAN GUIANA, WITH A KEY TO THE AMPHISBAENIDAE OF THE GUIANAN REGION. Herpetologica 65 (4): 436 - get paper here
  • Lancini V., ABDEM RAMON 1963. Una nueva especie del genero Amphisbaena (Sauria: Amphisbaenidae) de Venezuela. PubI. Ocas. Mus. Cien. Nat. Caracas, Zool., no. 6, (3)
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - 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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