Amphisbaena fenestrata

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Amphisbaena fenestrata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Amphisbaenidae
Genus: Amphisbaena
Species: A. fenestrata
Binomial name
Amphisbaena fenestrata
(Cope, 1861)[1]

Amphisbaena fenestrata, known commonly as the Virgin Islands worm lizard, is a worm lizard species in the genus Amphisbaena.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

It is found in the Virgin Island on the following islands: St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, Great Camanoe, and Virgin Gorda.[2]


  1. ^ ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System).
  2. ^ a b Schwartz, A., and R. Thomas. 1975. A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Special Publication No. 1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 216 pp. (Amphisbaena fenestrata, p. 167.)
  3. ^ "Amphisbaena". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume II...Amphisbænidæ. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers.) xiii + 497 pp. + Plates I.- XXIV. (Amphisbæna fenestrata, pp. 449–450.)
  • Cope, E.D. Some remarks defining the following species of Reptilia Squamata. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 1861: 75-76. (Diphalus fenestratus, p. 76.)