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Blanus tingitanus BUSACK, 1988

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Higher TaxaBlanidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata
Common Names 
SynonymBlanus cinereus WAGLER 1830 part.
Blanus tingitanus BUSACK 1988
Blanus tingitanus — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 469
Blanus tingitanus — VACONCELOS et al. 2006 
DistributionN Morocco

Type locality: Morocco; Kenitra Perfecture, Mehdiya-Plage.  
TypesHolotype: MVZ 178095. Paratypes: MVZ 178096–178099, 178100, 178102, 186166–186170 
CommentDistribution map in VACONCELOS et al. 2006. 
EtymologyNamed after the Roman name of a former northern Moroccan province, Mauritania tingitana. 
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  • LANGNER, C. 2019. Die Gattung Blanus - Doppelschleichen in Europa und rund ums Mittelmeer Elaphe 2019 (6): 22-27
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  • Mediani, Mohamed; José Carlos Brito, Soumia Fahd 2015. Atlas of the amphibians and reptiles of northern Morocco: updated distribution and patterns of habitat selection. Basic and Applied Herpetology 29: - get paper here
  • Rodríguez-Robles, Javier A., Good, David A., Wake, David B. 2003. Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles. UC Publications in Zoology, 119 pp. - get paper here
  • Sampaio, Filipa L.; D. James Harris, Ana Perera and Daniele Salvi 2014. Phylogenetic and diversity patterns of Blanus worm lizards (Squamata: Amphisbaenia): insights from mitochondrial and nuclear gene genealogies and species tree. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, DOI: 10.1111/jzs.12075 - get paper here
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Vaconcelos, Raquel; Carretero, Miguel A.; Harris, D. James 2006. Phylogeography of the genus Blanus (worm lizards) in Iberia and Morocco based on mitochondrial and nuclear markers – preliminary analysis. Amphibia-Reptilia 27 (3): 339-346 - get paper here
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