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Monopeltis perplexus GANS, 1976

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymMonopeltis perplexus GANS 1976
Monopeltis perplexus — BROADLEY et al. 1976: 413
Monopeltis perplexus — GANS 2005: 37
Monopeltis perplexus — BRANCH et al. 2018 
DistributionAngola (Hanha, Capelongo, Luanda)

Type locality: ‘‘Hanha or Capelongo, Angola’’.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 47732. Paratypes: AMNH 47731, 47733–47735. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Gans 1976: 6 
CommentDistribution: “Hanha” may refer to different places, namely Hanha (do Cubal) (-13.0917, 14.2083, 940 m elevation), Huíla Province, or Hanha do Norte (- 12.2450, 13.7075), approximately 20 km northeast of Lobito, Benguela Province. See Branch et al. 2018 for further discussion. 
  • Baptista NL, António T, Branch WR. 2019. The herpetofauna of Bicuar National Park and surroundings, southwestern Angola: a preliminary checklist. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13(2) [Special Section]: 96–130 (e203) - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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