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Leposternon  Wagler, 1824
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1125416

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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  
                                  GenusLeposternon Wagler, 1824  
    Direct Children:  
                                     SpeciesLeposternon bagual Ribeiro, Santos Jr. and Zaher, 2015  
                                     SpeciesLeposternon cerradensis Ribeiro, Vaz-Silva and Santos Jr., 2008  
                                     SpeciesLeposternon infraorbitale (Berthold, 1859) – Berthold's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesLeposternon kisteumacheri Porto, Soares and Caramaschi, 2000  
                                     SpeciesLeposternon maximus Ribeiro, Nogueira, Cintra, da Silva and Zaher, 2011  
                                     SpeciesLeposternon microcephalum Wagler, 1824 – Smallhead Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesLeposternon mineiro Ribeiro, Lima-Silveira and Santos Jr., 2018  
                                     SpeciesLeposternon octostegum (Duméril, 1851) – Dumeril's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesLeposternon polystegum (Duméril, 1851) – Bahia Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesLeposternon scutigerum (Hemprich, 1820) – Shielded Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesLeposternon wuchereri (Peters, 1879) – Wucherer's Worm Lizard 

  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: Leposternon   
  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: Leposternon   

 Geographic Information
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