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Zygaspis violacea (PETERS, 1854)

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Higher TaxaAmphisbaenidae, Amphisbaenia, Lacertoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAmphisbaena violacea PETERS 1854: 620
Amphisbaena violacea — LOVERIDGE 1941
Amphisbaena violacea — LAURENT 1947
Amphisbaena violacea — VANZOLINI 1953
Zygaspis violacea — BROADLEY & GANS 1978
Zygaspis longicauda BROADLEY 1990
Zygaspis violacea — BAUER et al. 1995: 68
Zygaspis violacea — GANS 2005: 40 
DistributionS coastal Mozambique (fide BROADLEY & BROADLEY 1997)

Type locality: “Inhambane, Lourenzo-Marques” [= Maputo, Mozambique].  
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 4814A (now 50222), 4814, 50221, 9420, 9421 
CommentZygaspis vandami has been considered as a synonym of Z. violacea. 
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