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Monopeltis  A. Smith, 1848
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1125414

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2020   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderAmphisbaenia  – Worm Lizards, Amphisbaenians  
                               FamilyAmphisbaenidae Gray, 1865 – Tropical Worm Lizards, Amphisbaenids  
                                  GenusMonopeltis A. Smith, 1848  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Monopeltis adercae de Witte, 1953 – Lualaba Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Monopeltis anchietae (Bocage, 1873) – Angolan Spade-snouted Worm Lizard, Anchieta's Worm-Lizard 
                                     Species Monopeltis capensis Smith, 1848 – Cape Worm Lizard, South African Shield-snouted Amphisbaenian, Cape Wedgesnouted Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Monopeltis decosteri Boulenger, 1910 – De Coster's Worm-Lizard 
                                     Species Monopeltis galeata (Hallowell, 1852) – Helmeted Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Monopeltis guentheri Boulenger, 1885 – Western Congo Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Monopeltis infuscata Broadley, 1997 – Dusky Spade-snouted Worm Lizard, Infuscate Wedge-snouted Amphisbaenian 
                                     Species Monopeltis jugularis Peters, 1880 – Gaboon Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Monopeltis kabindae de Witte and Laurent, 1942 – Kabinda Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Monopeltis leonhardi Werner, 1910 – Kalahari Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Monopeltis luandae Gans, 1976  
                                     Species Monopeltis perplexus Gans, 1976  
                                     Species Monopeltis remaclei de Witte, 1933 – Witte's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Monopeltis rhodesiana Broadley, Gans and Visser, 1976  
                                     Species Monopeltis scalper (Günther, 1876) – Carved Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Monopeltis schoutedeni de Witte, 1933 – Middle Congo Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Monopeltis sphenorhynchus (Peters, 1879) – Slender Spade-snouted Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Monopeltis vanderysti de Witte, 1922 – Vanderyst Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Monopeltis welwitschii (Gray, 1865)  
                                     Species Monopeltis zambezensis Gans and Broadley, 1974  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Reptile Database (2020), website (version Dec-2019)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Uetz, P., Freed, P. & Hosek, J. (eds.) (2020) The Reptile Database,   
  Reference for: Monopeltis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gans, Carl  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist and bibliography of the Amphisbaenia of the world   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 289   
  Page(s): 1-130   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0003-0090   
  Reference for: Monopeltis   

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