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Cynisca williamsi GANS, 1987

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCynisca williamsi GANS 1987: 67
Cynisca williamsi — GANS 2005: 29 

Type locality: Wenchi, about 60 mi north and slightly east of Kumasi, Ghana.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 130339. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Gans 1987: 67 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Ernest E. Williams (1914-1998), American herpetologist. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Gans C 1987. Studies on amphisbaenians (Reptilia). 7. The small round-headed species (Cynisca) from western Africa. American Museum Novitates (2896): 1-84 - 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
  • Gans, Carl 2000. Obituaries: Ernest Edward Williams 1914-1998. Herpetological Review 31 (1): 10-11 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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