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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata
SubspeciesChirindia ewerbecki ewerbecki WERNER 1910
Chirindia ewerbecki nanguruwensis (LOVERIDGE 1962) 
Common NamesE: Mbanja Worm Lizard 
SynonymChirindia ewerbecki WERNER 1910
Chirindia ewerbecki — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 320

Chirindia ewerbecki nanguruwensis (LOVERIDGE) 1962
Amphisbaena (Cynisca) nanguruwensis LOVERIDGE 1962
Chirindia ewerbecki nanguruwensis — GANS & RHODES 1967
Chirindia ewerbecki nanguruwensis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 20
Chirindia nanguruwensis — GANS 2005: 27

Chirindia ewerbecki ewerbecki WERNER 1910
Chirindia ewerbecki WERNER 1910: 37
Chirindia ewerbecki ewerbecki — BROADLEY & GANS 1967
Chirindia ewerbecki — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 19
Chirindia ewerbecki — GANS 2005: 26 

nanguruwensis: Newala, Nanguruwe, Tanzania. Type locality: Nanguruwe, Mtwara District, Southern Province, Tanzania.

Type locality: Mbanja, near Lindi, Tanzania.  
TypesHolotype: ZMH (Hamburg); destroyed (fide GANS 2005)
Syntype: MCZ 67010 [nanguruwensis] 
EtymologyNamed after Karl Ewerbeck, District Officer and a customs official at Lindi, Tanganyika (Tanzania), when it was a German colony. He collected the lizard holotype (1903). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Broadley D G; Gans C 1978. Southern forms of Chirindia (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia). Annals of the Carnegie Museum 47 (3): 29-51
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130 - get paper here
  • Gans, Carl; Rhodes, Charlyn 1967. Chirindia from Tanganyika (Amphibaenia, Reptilia). Annals of the Carnegie Museum 39 (1): 1-32
  • Loveridge,A. 1962. New worm-lizards (Ancylocrcinium and Amphisbaena) from southeastern Tanganyika Territory. Breviora (163): 1-6 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Werner,F. 1910. Über neue oder seltene Reptilien des Naturhistorischen Museums in Hamburg. ii. Eidechsen. Jahrb. Hamburg. Wiss. Anst., vol. 27 (1909), suppl. no. 2, 1910, pp. 1-46; reprinted: 1910, Mitteil. Naturhist. Mus. Hamburg, vol. 27: 205-) - get paper here
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