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Amphisbaena xera THOMAS, 1966

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata
Common NamesE: Puerto Rican Xeric Wormlizard, Dry Worm Lizard 
SynonymAmphisbaena xera THOMAS 1966: 7
Amphisbaena xera — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 562
Amphisbaena xera — GANS 2005: 21 
DistributionPuerto Rico, Isla Caja de Muertos

Type locality: 7 km E Guánica, 600 ft. elevation, Puerto Rico.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 81019. 
CommentIllustrations: Thomas, 1966; Rivero, 1978. 
  • Falcione, Camila and Alejandra Hernando 2010. A new karyotypic formula for the genus Amphisbaena (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae). Phyllomedusa 9 (1): 75-80 - 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
  • Rivero, J.A. 1978. Los anfibios y reptiles de Puerto Rico. M. Pareja Montana, 16, Barcelona, Espafia: x + 152 + 148pp.
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Thomas, R. 1966. Additional notes on the amphisbaenids of Greater Puerto Rico. Breviora (249):1-23. - get paper here
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