Monopeltis rhodesiana

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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
Superfamilia: Amphisbaenia

Familia: Amphisbaenidae
Genus: Monopeltis
Species: Monopeltis rhodesiana

Name[edit]

Holotype: NMZB-UM 28699, ♂, collected by J. Mudimu on November 1972.

Type locality: “Nyashanu (altitude approximately 820 m.), Sabi Tribal Trust Land, Buhera District, Rhodesia [=Zimbabwe]”.

Combinations[edit]

  • Monopeltis capensis rhodesianus Broadley, Gans & Visser, 1976: 394 [original combination, as subspecies]
  • Monopeltis rhodesianusBroadley, 1988 [subsequent combination, elevate to species]
  • Monopeltis rhodesianaBroadley, 1997 [subsequent combination, correct gender agreement]

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Zimbabwe Spade-snouted Worm Lizard