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Mesobaena huebneri MERTENS, 1925

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Inirida Worm Lizard 
SynonymMesobaena huebneri MERTENS 1925
Mesobaena huebneri — GANS 1971: 22
Mesobaena huebneri — GANS 2005: 34 
DistributionVenezuela (Amazonas), Colombia

Type locality: Inirída, Colombia (see comment)  
TypesHolotype: SMF 11829 
CommentThe original description assigned Inirída to “Süd-Venezuela” with is now Colombia.

Type Species: Mesobaena huebneri is the type species of the genus Mesobaena MERTENS 1925. 
EtymologyNamed after George Huebner (1862-1935), German photographer and collector of the type who traveled in Brazil and Peru (1885-1888). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cole, Charles J.;Gans, Carl 1987. Chromosomes of Bipes, Mesobaena, and other Amphisbaenians (Reptilia), with comments on their evolution. American Museum Novitates (2869): 1-9 - 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 1971. Redescription of three monotypic genera of amphisbaenians from South America: Aulura Barbour, Bronia Gray, and Mesobaena Mertens. American Museum Novitates (2475): 1-32 - get paper here
  • Hoogmoed, Marinus S.; Roberta R. Pinto, Wáldima Alves da Rocha, and Emiliane G. Pereira 2009. A NEW SPECIES OF MESOBAENA MERTENS, 1925 (SQUAMATA: AMPHISBAENIDAE) FROM BRAZILIAN GUIANA, WITH A KEY TO THE AMPHISBAENIDAE OF THE GUIANAN REGION. Herpetologica 65 (4): 436 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1926. Herpetologische Mitteilungen. XI. Weitere Bemerkungen über Mesobaena huebneri MERTENS. Senckenbergiana 8 (3/4): 150-151
  • Mertens, ROBERT 1925. Eine neue Eidechsengattung aus der Familie der Leposterniden. Senckenbergiana 7 (5): 170-171.
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
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