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Dalophia angolensis GANS, 1976

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymDalophia angolensis GANS 1976
Dalophia angolensis — GANS 2005: 29
Dalophia angolensis — MARQUES et al. 2018 
DistributionAngola, Zambia

Type locality: ‘‘Calombe, 7 km. west of Villa Luso, on Vila Luso-Moxico road, Angola’’.  
TypesHolotype: IICT (= CZL, CZ-IICT) 167-1959. Paratypes: AMNH 111339; CZL 50, 204, 265, 292–300, 317–318, 387–388, 399–400 (formerly CZL 167, Centro de Zoologia, Ministerio do Ultramar, Lisbon; now Centro de Zoologia - Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, CZ-IICT) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Gans 1976: 6

Description: Gans 1976: 6 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Angola. 
  • Broadley, D.G., Gans,C. & Visser, J. 1976. Studies on Amphisbaenians. (6). The Genera Monopeltis and Dalophia in Southern Africa. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 157 (5): 311-486 - get paper here
  • Ceríaco LMP, Parrinha D, Marques MP 2021. Saving collections: taxonomic revision of the herpetological collection of the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Lisbon (Portugal) with a protocol to rescue abandoned collections. ZooKeys 1052: 85-156 - get paper here
  • Conradie W and Branch WR. 2016. The herpetofauna of the Cubango, Cuito, and lower Cuando river catchments of south-eastern Angola. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10 (2) [Special Section]: 6–36 - get paper here
  • Gans, C. 1976. Three new spade-snouted amphisbaenians from Angola (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia). American Museum Novitates 2590: 1-11 - 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
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
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