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Worm Lizards (Amphisbaenia)

   Genera


Amphisbaena
Neotropical Worm Lizards


Ancylocranium
Sharp-snouted Worm Lizards


Anops
Keel-headed Worm Lizards


Aulura
Auro Worm Lizard


Baikia
Nigerian Worm Lizard


Bronia
Brazilian Worm Lizards


Cercolophia
Keel-tailed Worm Lizards


Chirindia
Pink Round-headed Worm Lizards


Cynisca
West African Round-headed Worm Lizards


Dalophia
Blunt-tailed Worm Lizards


Geocalamus
Wedge-snouted Worm Lizards


Leposternon
South American Worm Lizards


Loveridgea
Round-snouted Worm Lizards


Mesobaena
Amazonian Dwarf Worm Lizards


Monopeltis
Spade-snouted Worm Lizards


Zygaspis
Purple Round-headed Worm Lizards




Biodiversity of the family Amphisbaenidae Bibliography of the family Amphisbaenidae

Amphisbaenidae
Typical Worm Lizards
Eigentliche Doppelschleichen     Egentlige Orme°gler




Contents:
  191 species of which 133 (69.6%) are endemic - 16 genera of which 4 (25.0%) are endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks:  Previously included the genera Bipes, Blanus, Cadea, and Rhineura, now placed in the separate families Bipedidae, Blanidae, Cadeidae, and Rhineuridae, respectively.

Distribution:  West Indies, Panama, South America, Africa.

Reported from:
Angola, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Surinam, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.