Amphisbaena silvestrii

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Amphisbaena silvestrii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Amphisbaenidae
Genus: Amphisbaena
Species: A. silvestrii
Binomial name
Amphisbaena silvestrii
Boulenger, 1902[1]

Amphisbaena silvestrii, also known as Silvestri's worm lizard, is a worm lizard species in the genus Amphisbaena.[1] This species is endemic to South America.


The specific name, silvestrii, is in honor of Italian entomologist Filippo Silvestri.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

A. silvestrii is found in Bolivia (department of Santa Cruz), and also in Brazil (state of Mato Grosso).[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Amphisbaena silvestrii ". The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 312 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Amphisbaena silvestrii, p. 244).

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1902). "Descriptions of new Fishes and Reptiles discovered by Dr. F. Silvestri in South America". Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Seventh Series 9 (52): 284-288. ("Amphisbæna Silvestrii", p. 287).