Amphisbaena (lizard)

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Amphisbaena
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Amphisbaena alba
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Amphisbaenidae
Genus: Amphisbaena
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

See text

Synonyms

Anops, Aporarchus, Aulura, Bronia, Cadea, Cephalopeltis, Cercolophia, Cynisca, Diphalus, Lepidosternon, Ophioproctus, Rhinoblanus, Sarea[1][2]

Amphisbaena mertensii

Amphisbaena is a genus in the family Amphisbaenidae, commonly known as the worm lizards. Over 100 species are placed in this diverse genus.

Species[edit]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Amphisbaena.

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Amphisbaena.

Etymology[edit]

The specific names, carlgansi, carli, and cegei, are all in honor of American herpetologist Carl Gans (1923-2009), for his contributions to the knowledge of Amphisbaenians.[3][2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boulenger GA (1885). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume II ... Amphisbænidae. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers.) xiii + 497 pp. + Plates I-XXIV. (Genus Amphisbæna, p. 435).
  2. ^ a b c "Amphisbaena ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Amphisbaena cegei, p. 50; A. carlgansi, p. 97).

Further reading[edit]

  • Gans C (2005). "Checklist and Bibliography of the Amphisbaenia of the World". Bull. American Mus. Nat. Hist. (289): 1-130.
  • Linnaeus C (1758). Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, diferentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio Decima, Reformata. Stockholm: L. Salvius. 824 pp. (Amphisbæna, new genus, p. 229).