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Dalophia welwitschii (GRAY, 1865)

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymDalophia welwitschii GRAY 1865
Monopeltis welwitschii — BOULENGER 1885: 456
Monopeltis welwitschii — BOCAGE 1895: 29
Monopeltis welwitschii — FRANK & RAMUS 1995
Monopeltis welwitschii — GANS 2005: 38
Monopeltis welwitschii — MARQUES et al. 2018
Dalophia welwitschii — BRANCH et al. 2019 
DistributionAngola

Type locality: ‘‘Angola; Pungo Andongo’’.  
Reproduction 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 64.7.13.34:R1946.8.20.89, 64.7.13.35: RR1946.8.20.90 
Diagnosis 
CommentThis species is known from its type specimens only (GANS 2005).

Type species: Dalophia welwitschii is the type species of the genus Dalophia (fide GANS 2005) although he lists this species as a member of the genus Monopeltis. Technically, this implies that Dalophia is a synonym of Monopeltis, but nobody has apparently done a proper phylogenetic analysis to resolve this. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bocage,J.V. du B. 1895. Herpétologie d'Angola et du Congo. Lisbon: Imprimerie Nationale, i-xx, 203 pp.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Branch, William R.; Pedro Vaz Pinto, Ninda Baptista, and Werner Conradie 2019. The Reptiles of Angola: History, Diversity, Endemism and Hotspots. Chapter 13 in: B. J. Huntley et al. (eds.), Biodiversity of Angola. Springer Verlag, pp. 283-334 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130 - get paper here
  • Gray,J.E. 1865. A revision of the genera and species of amphisbaenians with the descriptions of some new species now in the collection of the British Museum. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1865: 442-455. - get paper here
  • Gray,J.E. 1865. A revision of the genera and species of amphisbaenians with the descriptions of some new species now in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3) 16: 365-377 - get paper here
  • Laurent, R.F. 1947. Notes sur les Amphisbaenidae d'Afrique. Revue. Zool. Bot. Afr. Vol. 40: 52-63
  • 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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