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Amphisbaena  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 209628

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Tropical Worm Lizards [English]
 
       
  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  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbčnes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderAmphisbaenia  – Worm Lizards, Amphisbaenians  
                               FamilyAmphisbaenidae Gray, 1865 – Tropical Worm Lizards, Amphisbaenids  
                                  GenusAmphisbaena Linnaeus, 1758 – Tropical Worm Lizards  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Amphisbaena absaberi (Strüssman and Carvalho, 2001)  
                                     Species Amphisbaena acangaoba Ribeiro, Gomides and Costa, 2020 – Helmeted Worm Lizard, Anfisbena-de-Capacete 
                                     Species Amphisbaena acrobeles (Ribeiro, Castro-Mello and Nogueira, 2009)  
                                     Species Amphisbaena alba Linnaeus, 1758 – Red Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena albocingulata Boettger, 1885  
                                     Species Amphisbaena anaemariae Vanzolini, 1997  
                                     Species Amphisbaena angustifrons Cope, 1861 – South American Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena anomala (Barbour, 1914) – Barbour's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena arda Rodrigues, 2003  
                                     Species Amphisbaena arenaria Vanzolini, 1991  
                                     Species Amphisbaena arenicola Perez and Borges-Martins, 2019  
                                     Species Amphisbaena bahiana Vanzolini, 1964  
                                     Species Amphisbaena bakeri Stejneger, 1904 – Puerto Rican Many-ringed Worm Lizard, Baker's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena barbouri Gans and Alexander, 1962 – Cuban Many-ringed Worm Lizard, Cuban Many-ringed Amphisbaena 
                                     Species Amphisbaena bedai (Vanzolini, 1991)  
                                     Species Amphisbaena bilabialata (Stimson, 1972)  
                                     Species Amphisbaena bolivica Mertens, 1929  
                                     Species Amphisbaena borelli Peracca, 1897  
                                     Species Amphisbaena brasiliana (Gray, 1865) – Brazilian Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena brevis Strüssmann and Mott, 2009  
                                     Species Amphisbaena caeca Cuvier, 1829 – Puerto Rican Worm Lizard, Common Puerto Rican Worm Lizard, Blind Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena caetitensis Almeida, Freitas, Silva, Costa-Valverde, Rodrigues, Pires and Mott, 2018  
                                     Species Amphisbaena caiari Teixeira Jr., Dal Vechio, Neto and Rodrigues, 2014  
                                     Species Amphisbaena camura Cope, 1862 – Crooked Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena carlgansi Thomas and Hedges, 1998 – Cuban Pink Worm Lizard, Cuban Pink Amphisbaena 
                                     Species Amphisbaena carli Pinna, Mendonça, Bocchiglieri and Fernandes, 2010  
                                     Species Amphisbaena carvalhoi Gans, 1965 – Carvalho Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena caudalis Cochran, 1928 – Cayemite Long-tailed Worm Lizard, Cayemite Long-tailed Amphisbaena 
                                     Species Amphisbaena cayemite Thomas, 2006 – Cayemite Short-tailed Worm Lizard, Cayemite Short-tailed Amphisbaena 
                                     Species Amphisbaena cegei Montero, Sáfadez and Álvarez, 1997  
                                     Species Amphisbaena crisae Vanzolini, 1997  
                                     Species Amphisbaena cubana Gundlach and Peters, 1879 – Cuban Brown Worm Lizard, Cuban Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena cuiabana (Strüssman and Carvalho, 2001)  
                                     Species Amphisbaena cunhai Hoogmoed and Avila, 1991  
                                     Species Amphisbaena darwinii Duméril and Bibron, 1839 – Darwin's Ringed Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena dubia L. Müller, 1924 – Uncertain Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena fenestrata (Cope, 1861) – Virgin Islands Worm Lizard, Cope's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena filiformis Ribeiro, Gomes, Rodrigues Da Silva, Cintra and Da Silva, 2016  
                                     Species Amphisbaena frontalis Vanzolini, 1991  
                                     Species Amphisbaena fuliginosa Linnaeus, 1758 – Speckled Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena gonavensis Gans and Alexander, 1962 – Gonave Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena gracilis Strauch, 1881 – Slender Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena hastata Vanzolini, 1991  
                                     Species Amphisbaena heathi Schmidt, 1936 – Heath's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena hiata Montero and Céspedez, 2002  
                                     Species Amphisbaena hogei Vanzolini, 1950 – Hoge's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena hoogmoedi Oliveira, Vaz-Silva, Santos-Jr., Graboski, Teixeira Jr., Dal Vechio and Ribeiro, 2018  
                                     Species Amphisbaena hyporissor Thomas, 1965 – Barahona Worm Lizard, Barahona Amphisbaena 
                                     Species Amphisbaena ibijara Rodrigues and Andrade, 2003  
                                     Species Amphisbaena ignatiana Vanzolini, 1991  
                                     Species Amphisbaena innocens Weinland, 1862 – Tiburon Worm Lizard, Innocent Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena kingii (Bell, 1833) – King's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena kiriri Ribeiro, Gomides and Costa, 2018  
                                     Species Amphisbaena kraoh (Vanzolini, 1971)  
                                     Species Amphisbaena leali Thomas, 2006 – Pestel Worm Lizard, Pestel Amphisbaena 
                                     Species Amphisbaena leeseri Gans, 1964 – Urucum Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena leucocephala Peters, 1878 – Whitheaded Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena littoralis Roberto, Brito and Avila, 2014  
                                     Species Amphisbaena longinqua Texeira Junior, Dal Vechio, Recoder, Cassimiro, Sena and Rodrigues, 2019  
                                     Species Amphisbaena lumbricalis Vanzolini, 1996  
                                     Species Amphisbaena manni Barbour, 1914 – Hispaniolan Dwarf Worm Lizard, Mann's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena maranhensis Gomes and Maciel, 2012  
                                     Species Amphisbaena mebengokre Ribeiro, Sá, Santos Jr., Graboski, Zaher, Guedes, Andrade and Vaz-Silva, 2019  
                                     Species Amphisbaena medemi Gans and Mathers, 1977  
                                     Species Amphisbaena mertensii Strauch, 1881 – Mertens' Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena metallurga Costa, Resende, Teixeira Jr., Vechio and Clemente, 2015  
                                     Species Amphisbaena miringoera Vanzolini, 1971  
                                     Species Amphisbaena mitchelli Procter, 1923 – Mitchell's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena mongoyo Texeira Junior, Dal Vechio, Recoder, Cassimiro, Sena and Rodrigues, 2019  
                                     Species Amphisbaena munoai Klappenbach, 1960 – Munoa Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena myersi Hoogmoed, 1989  
                                     Species Amphisbaena nana Perez and Borges-Martins, 2019  
                                     Species Amphisbaena neglecta Dunn and Piatt, 1936 – Neglected Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena nigricauda Gans, 1966 – Black-headed Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena occidentalis Cope, 1876 – Western Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena pericensis Noble, 1921 – Perico Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena persephone Pinna, Mendonça, Bocchiglieri and Fernandes, 2014  
                                     Species Amphisbaena plumbea Gray, 1872 – Lead Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena polygrammica Werner, 1900 – Werner's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena pretrei Duméril and Bibron, 1839 – Rio Grande Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena prunicolor (Cope, 1885) – Plum-colored Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena ridleyi Boulenger, 1890 – Ridley's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena roberti Gans, 1964  
                                     Species Amphisbaena rozei Lancini, 1963 – Roze's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena sanctaeritae Vanzolini, 1994  
                                     Species Amphisbaena saxosa (Castro-Mello, 2003)  
                                     Species Amphisbaena schmidti Gans, 1964 – Schmidt's Worm Lizard, Puerto Rican Dusky Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena silvestrii Boulenger, 1902 – Silvestri's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena slateri Boulenger, 1907 – Slater's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena slevini Schmidt, 1936 – Slevin's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena spurrelli Boulenger, 1915 – Spurrell's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena steindachneri Strauch, 1881  
                                     Species Amphisbaena stejnegeri Ruthven, 1922 – Stejneger's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena supernumeraria Mott, Rodrigues and Dos Santos, 2009  
                                     Species Amphisbaena talisiae Vanzolini, 1995  
                                     Species Amphisbaena tiaraju Perez and Borges-Martins, 2019  
                                     Species Amphisbaena townsendi Stejneger, 1911  
                                     Species Amphisbaena tragorrhectes Vanzolini, 1971  
                                     Species Amphisbaena uroxena Mott, Rodrigues, de Freitas and Silva, 2008  
                                     Species Amphisbaena vanzolinii Gans, 1963 – Vanzolini's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena vermicularis Wagler, 1824 – Wagler's Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Amphisbaena xera Thomas, 1966 – North American Worm Lizard, Puerto Rican Dryland Worm Lizard, Puerto Rican Xeric Worm Lizard, Dry Worm Lizard 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Amphisbaena    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Amphisbaena   
       
  Source: Reptile Database (2020), website (version Dec-2019)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Uetz, P., Freed, P. & Hosek, J. (eds.) (2020) The Reptile Database, http://www.reptile-database.org   
  Reference for: Amphisbaena   
       
  Publication(s):    
  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   
  Publisher:    
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0003-0090   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Amphisbaena   
       

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