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Ophiodes vertebralis BOCOURT, 1881

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Jointed Worm Lizard 
SynonymOphiodes vertebralis BOCOURT in DUMÉRIL et al. 1881: 459
Ophiodes striatus GRAY 1845 (part.)
Ophiodes vertebralis — BOULENGER 1885: 297
Ophiodes vertebralis — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 209
Ophiodes vertebralis — CEI 1993
Ophiodes vertebralis — BERNILS et al. 2007
Ophiodes vertebralis — ENTIASUPE-NETO et al. 2017
Ophiodes vertebralis — SCHOOLS & HEDGES 2021 
DistributionS Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) ?, Argentina (Santiago del Estero [HR 31: 53] etc.), Uruguay

Type locality: Southern Brazil and Uruguay.  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 5558, MNHN-RA 6159, MNHN-RA 1999.8065 (formerly MNHN-RA 6159A) 
CommentDistribution: The only record from Brazil is from the city of Rio Grande (Marques-Quintela et al. 2006) but it is probably another taxon (H. Caldeira-Costa, pers. comm., 5 April 2016). 
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; LORENA ELIZABETH MARTINEZ & MARIANA MORANDO 2013. Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: an update. Zootaxa 3616 (3): 201–238 - get paper here
  • Bocourt, M. E. 1874. Etudes sur les Reptiles. Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Recherches Zoologiques.Vol. 3 (sect. 1). Imprimerie Impériale, Paris. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Brygoo, E. R. 1987. Les types d'Anguid és (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle Catalogue critique. Bulletin du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 4e ser., 9, sect. A (Zool., BioI. & Ecol. anim.), (2), supplement, 3-20. - get paper here
  • Cacciali, Pier & Norman J. Scott 2012. REVISIÓN DEL GÉNERO OPHIODES DE PARAGUAY (SQUAMATA: ANGUIDAE). Bol. Soc. Zool. Uruguay (2a época) 21 (1-2): 1-8 - get paper here
  • Carreira, S.; Brazeiro, A.; Camargo, A.; da Rosa, I.; Canavero, A. & Maneyro, M. 2012. DIVERSITY OF REPTILES OF URUGUAY: KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION GAPS. Bol. Soc. Zool. Uruguay (2a época) 21 (1-2): 9-29 - get paper here
  • Cei, J. M. 1993. Reptiles del noroeste, nordeste y este de la Argentina. Museo Regionale Sci. Naturale Torino, Monografie 14: 1-949
  • Entiauspe-Neto, Omar Machado; Fernando Marques Quintela, Ruth Anastasia Regnet, Victor Hugo Teixeira, Franck Silveira, and Daniel Loebmann 2017. A New and Microendemic Species of Ophiodes Wagler, 1828 (Sauria: Diploglossinae) from the Lagoa dos Patos Estuary, Southern Brazil. Journal of Herpetology 51 (4): 515-522 - get paper here
  • Gallardo, Jose M. 1966. Las especies Argentinas del genero Ophiodes Wagler. Revista Museo Argentino De Ciencias Naturales Bernadino Rivadavia 9 (6): 123-144
  • Gallardo, Jose M. 1966. Liolaemus lentus nov. Sp. (Iguanidae) de la Pampa y Algunas observaciones sobre los saurios de picha provincia Argentina y del oeste de Buenos Aires. Neotropica 12 (37): 15-29
  • Greer, A.E. 1967. Notes on the mode of reproduction in anguid lizards. Herpetologica 23 (2): 94-99 - get paper here
  • Marques-Quintela, Fernando; Daniel Loebmann, Norton Mattos Gianuca 2006. Répteis continentais do município de Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. BIOCIÊNCIAS, Porto Alegre 14 (2): 180-188 - get paper here
  • Mattison, Chris 2007. The New Encyclopedia of Snakes. Princeton University Press
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
  • SCHOOLS, MOLLY & S. BLAIR HEDGES 2021. Phylogenetics, classification, and biogeography of the Neotropical forest lizards (Squamata, Diploglossidae). Zootaxa 4974 (2): 201–257 - get paper here
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