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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:  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena absaberi (Strüssman and Carvalho, 2001)  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena acangaoba Ribeiro, Gomides and Costa, 2020 – Helmeted Worm Lizard, Anfisbena-de-Capacete 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena acrobeles (Ribeiro, Castro-Mello and Nogueira, 2009)  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena alba Linnaeus, 1758 – Red Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena albocingulata Boettger, 1885  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena anaemariae Vanzolini, 1997  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena angustifrons Cope, 1861 – South American Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena anomala (Barbour, 1914) – Barbour's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena arda Rodrigues, 2003  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena arenaria Vanzolini, 1991  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena arenicola Perez and Borges-Martins, 2019  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena bahiana Vanzolini, 1964  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena bakeri Stejneger, 1904 – Puerto Rican Many-ringed Worm Lizard, Baker's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena barbouri Gans and Alexander, 1962 – Cuban Many-ringed Worm Lizard, Cuban Many-ringed Amphisbaena 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena bedai (Vanzolini, 1991)  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena bilabialata (Stimson, 1972)  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena bolivica Mertens, 1929  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena borelli Peracca, 1897  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena brasiliana (Gray, 1865) – Brazilian Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena brevis Strüssmann and Mott, 2009  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena caeca Cuvier, 1829 – Puerto Rican Worm Lizard, Common Puerto Rican Worm Lizard, Blind Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena caetitensis Almeida, Freitas, Silva, Costa-Valverde, Rodrigues, Pires and Mott, 2018  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena caiari Teixeira Jr., Dal Vechio, Neto and Rodrigues, 2014  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena camura Cope, 1862 – Crooked Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena carlgansi Thomas and Hedges, 1998 – Cuban Pink Worm Lizard, Cuban Pink Amphisbaena 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena carli Pinna, Mendonça, Bocchiglieri and Fernandes, 2010  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena carvalhoi Gans, 1965 – Carvalho Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena caudalis Cochran, 1928 – Cayemite Long-tailed Worm Lizard, Cayemite Long-tailed Amphisbaena 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena cayemite Thomas, 2006 – Cayemite Short-tailed Worm Lizard, Cayemite Short-tailed Amphisbaena 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena cegei Montero, Sáfadez and Álvarez, 1997  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena crisae Vanzolini, 1997  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena cubana Gundlach and Peters, 1879 – Cuban Brown Worm Lizard, Cuban Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena cuiabana (Strüssman and Carvalho, 2001)  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena cunhai Hoogmoed and Avila, 1991  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena darwinii Duméril and Bibron, 1839 – Darwin's Ringed Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena dubia L. Müller, 1924 – Uncertain Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena fenestrata (Cope, 1861) – Virgin Islands Worm Lizard, Cope's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena filiformis Ribeiro, Gomes, Rodrigues Da Silva, Cintra and Da Silva, 2016  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena frontalis Vanzolini, 1991  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena fuliginosa Linnaeus, 1758 – Speckled Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena gonavensis Gans and Alexander, 1962 – Gonave Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena gracilis Strauch, 1881 – Slender Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena hastata Vanzolini, 1991  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena heathi Schmidt, 1936 – Heath's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena hiata Montero and Céspedez, 2002  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena hogei Vanzolini, 1950 – Hoge's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena hoogmoedi Oliveira, Vaz-Silva, Santos-Jr., Graboski, Teixeira Jr., Dal Vechio and Ribeiro, 2018  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena hyporissor Thomas, 1965 – Barahona Worm Lizard, Barahona Amphisbaena 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena ibijara Rodrigues and Andrade, 2003  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena ignatiana Vanzolini, 1991  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena innocens Weinland, 1862 – Tiburon Worm Lizard, Innocent Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena kingii (Bell, 1833) – King's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena kiriri Ribeiro, Gomides and Costa, 2018  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena kraoh (Vanzolini, 1971)  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena leali Thomas, 2006 – Pestel Worm Lizard, Pestel Amphisbaena 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena leeseri Gans, 1964 – Urucum Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena leucocephala Peters, 1878 – Whitheaded Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena littoralis Roberto, Brito and Avila, 2014  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena longinqua Texeira Junior, Dal Vechio, Recoder, Cassimiro, Sena and Rodrigues, 2019  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena lumbricalis Vanzolini, 1996  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena manni Barbour, 1914 – Hispaniolan Dwarf Worm Lizard, Mann's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena maranhensis Gomes and Maciel, 2012  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena mebengokre Ribeiro, Sá, Santos Jr., Graboski, Zaher, Guedes, Andrade and Vaz-Silva, 2019  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena medemi Gans and Mathers, 1977  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena mertensii Strauch, 1881 – Mertens' Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena metallurga Costa, Resende, Teixeira Jr., Vechio and Clemente, 2015  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena miringoera Vanzolini, 1971  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena mitchelli Procter, 1923 – Mitchell's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena mongoyo Texeira Junior, Dal Vechio, Recoder, Cassimiro, Sena and Rodrigues, 2019  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena munoai Klappenbach, 1960 – Munoa Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena myersi Hoogmoed, 1989  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena nana Perez and Borges-Martins, 2019  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena neglecta Dunn and Piatt, 1936 – Neglected Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena nigricauda Gans, 1966 – Black-headed Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena occidentalis Cope, 1876 – Western Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena pericensis Noble, 1921 – Perico Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena persephone Pinna, Mendonça, Bocchiglieri and Fernandes, 2014  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena plumbea Gray, 1872 – Lead Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena polygrammica Werner, 1900 – Werner's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena pretrei Duméril and Bibron, 1839 – Rio Grande Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena prunicolor (Cope, 1885) – Plum-colored Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena ridleyi Boulenger, 1890 – Ridley's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena roberti Gans, 1964  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena rozei Lancini, 1963 – Roze's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena sanctaeritae Vanzolini, 1994  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena saxosa (Castro-Mello, 2003)  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena schmidti Gans, 1964 – Schmidt's Worm Lizard, Puerto Rican Dusky Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena silvestrii Boulenger, 1902 – Silvestri's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena slateri Boulenger, 1907 – Slater's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena slevini Schmidt, 1936 – Slevin's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena spurrelli Boulenger, 1915 – Spurrell's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena steindachneri Strauch, 1881  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena stejnegeri Ruthven, 1922 – Stejneger's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena supernumeraria Mott, Rodrigues and Dos Santos, 2009  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena talisiae Vanzolini, 1995  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena tiaraju Perez and Borges-Martins, 2019  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena townsendi Stejneger, 1911  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena tragorrhectes Vanzolini, 1971  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena uroxena Mott, Rodrigues, de Freitas and Silva, 2008  
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena vanzolinii Gans, 1963 – Vanzolini's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena vermicularis Wagler, 1824 – Wagler's Worm Lizard 
                                     SpeciesAmphisbaena 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:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0003-0090   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Amphisbaena   
       

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