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Chirindia mpwapwaensis (LOVERIDGE, 1932)

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata
Common NamesE: Mpwapwa Worm Lizard 
SynonymAmphisbaena mpwapwaensis LOVERIDGE 1932: 378
Amphisbaena mpwapwaensis — BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE 1946
Chirindia mpwapwaensis — GANS 1967
Chirindia mpwapwaensis — GANS & RHODES 1967
Chirindia mpwapwaensis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 19
Chirindia mpwapwaensis — GANS 2005: 27
Chirindia mpwapwaensis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 321 

Type locality: Mpwapwa, Ugogo, Tanzania.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 30767. Paratype: MCZ 30768. 
  • Barbour, Thomas & Loveridge, Arthur 1946. First supplement to typical reptiles and amphibians. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 96 (2): 59-214. - 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. 1932. New reptiles and amphibians from Tanganyika Territory and Kenya Colony. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 72: 375-387 - 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
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