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Monopeltis schoutedeni DE WITTE, 1933

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Middle Congo Worm Lizard 
SynonymMonopeltis schoutedeni DE WITTE 1933
Monopeltis schoutedeni — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1942
Monopeltis schoutedeni — DE WITTE 1954: 997
Monopeltis schoutedeni — BROADLEY 1998
Monopeltis schoutedeni — GANS 2005: 37 
DistributionW/C Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Gabon

Type locality: ‘‘Kunungu’’, Congo.  
TypesHolotype: RMCA (= MRAC) (was RGMC) 8766. 
EtymologyNamed after Henri Eugene Alphonse Hubert Schouteden (1881-1972), a zoologist who undertook many expeditions to the Congo. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • Gans, C. 2005. CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AMPHISBAENIA OF THE WORLD. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 289: 1-130 - get paper here
  • Pauwels, Olivier S. G.; Jean-Louis Albert and Georges L. Lenglet 2010. Reptilia, Amphisbaenidae, Monopeltis schoutedeni de Witte, 1933: First record from Gabon, with an updated key to Gabonese worm lizards. Check List 6 (3): 476-478 - get paper here
  • Santos, Lívia Cristina dos 2013. Discovery of the second specimen of the African amphisbaenian Monopeltis kabindae Witte & Laurent, 1942. African Journal of Herpetology 62 (2): 109-116, DOI: 10.1080/21564574.2012.761283 - get paper here
  • Witte, G. F. de 1933. Description de deux amphisbaenides nouveaux du Congo Belge. Rev. Zool. Africaine. 23 (2): 168-171
  • Witte, G. F. de 1933. Reptiles récoltés au Conge Belge par le Dr. H. Schouteden et par M. G.-F. Witte. Ann. Mus. Conge belge Zool. Ser. 1 Tome III: 53-100.
  • Witte, G. F. de 1954. Revision des Amphisbaenidae du Congo Belge. Volume Jubilaire Victor Von Straelen. Brussels, vol. 2, pp. 981-1010.
  • Witte, G. F. de AND RAYMOND F. LAURENT 1942. Contribution à la systématique de Amphisbaenidae du Congo belge. Rev. Zool. Bot. Africaine 36 (1): 67-86.
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