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Monopeltis luandae GANS, 1976

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymMonopeltis luandae GANS 1976
Monopeltis luandae — BROADLEY et al. 1976: 437
Monopeltis luandae — GANS 2005: 36
Monopeltis luandae — BRANCH et al. 2018 

Type locality: “Luanda on the road to the Quanza river mouth, Angola”  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 111338. Paratypes: CG 5219 (airport, Luanda), USNM 20037, 20038 (‘‘Loanda’’). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Gans 1976: 3 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Branch, William R.;, Ninda Baptista, and Pedro Vaz Pinto 2018. Angolan Amphisbaenians: Rediscovery of Monopeltis luandae Gans 1976, with comments on the type locality of Monopeltis perplexus Gans 1976 (Sauria: Amphisbaenidae). Herpetology Notes 11: 603-606 - get paper here
  • Conradie, Werner; Pedro Vaz Pinto 2021. A snake with an appetite for the rare: Amblyodipsas polylepis (Bocage, 1873) feeding on the amphisbaenid Monopeltis luandae Gans, 1976. Herpetology Notes 14: 205-207
  • 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)
  • 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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