Amphisbaena alba

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Amphisbaena alba

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Amphisbaenia 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata

Subordo: Lacertoidea
Infraordo: Lacertibaenia
Cladus: Amphisbaenia

Familia: Amphisbaenidae
Genus: Amphisbaena
Species: Amphisbaena alba

Name[edit]

Amphisbaena alba Linnaeus, 1758: 229

  • Syntypes (2): NRM 129 and 130 (formerly MAFR), obtained by Dahlberg and donated to King Adolf Fredrik in 1754.
  • Type locality: “America”, restricted to “the confluence of the Cottica River and Perica Creek, Surinam” by Hoogmoed (1973: 42).

Synonyms[edit]

  • Amphisbaena flavescens Wied-Neuwied, 1824: 670
    • Lectotype: AMNH R–1098. [designated by Gans (1962: 7)]
    • Type locality: “Sertong von Bahia und in der Gegend des Flusses Belmonte, so wie des Mucuri gefunden”, restricted by lectotype designation to “the mouth of the Mucurí River” by Gans (1962: 7).

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio Decima, Reformata. Tomus I. Holmiæ (Stockholm): impensis direct. Laurentii Salvii. 824 pp. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.542 BHL Reference page
  • Wied-Neuwied, M. zu 1824. Verzeichniss der Amphibien, welche im zwerten Bande der Naturgeschichte Brasiliens vom Prinz Mac von Neuwied werden beschrieben werden. (Nach Merrem’s Versuch eines Systems der Amphibien). Isis von Oken 14(6): 661–674. BHL Reference page
  • Gans, C. 1962. Notes on amphisbaenids (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia). 5. A redefinition and bibliography of Amphisbaena alba Linné. American Museum Novitates 2105: 1–31. hdl: 2246/3410 Open access
  • Hoogmoed, M.S. 1973. Notes on the herpetofauna of Surinam IV: the lizards and amphisbaenians of Surinam. Biogeographica Volume 1–5. Dr. W. Junk b.v. Publishers: The Hague. 419 pp.

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Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Rote Doppelschleiche
English: Red Worm Lizard
español: Tatacoa
Nederlands: Witte wormhagedis
português do Brasil: Cobra-de-duas-cabeças-amarela-grande
українська: Амфісбена біла
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