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Cynisca oligopholis (BOULENGER, 1906)

IUCN Red List - Cynisca oligopholis - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: CassineRiver Worm Lizard 
SynonymAmphisbaena oligopholis BOULENGER 1906: 201
Cynisca oligopholis — GANS 2005: 29 
DistributionGuinea-Bissau, Guinea

Type locality: ‘‘Cassine River District, Portuguese Guinea’’.  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1906.3.30.32:RR1946.8.2.46, 1906.3.30.33: RR1946.8.2.47; MSNG 28164 (six specimens) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Gans 1987: 59 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1906. Report on the reptiles collected by the late L. Fea in West Africa. Ann. Mus. civ. Stor. Nat. Genova (3) 2: 196-216 - 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
  • Trape, J.F.; Mané, Y. 2015. Note sur une collection d’amphisbènes (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae) d’Afrique occidentale. Bull. Soc. Herp. France 154 : 35-60
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