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Taxonomy of the family Amphisbaenidae
Bibliography of the genus Chirindia
Biodiversity of the family Amphisbaenidae








Genus
Chirindia

Pink Round-headed Worm Lizards, South African Worm Lizards

Hellrote Rundkopf-Doppelschleichen*

Lyserøde Ormeøgler*

1907 Chirindia Boulenger (type species: Chirindia swynnertoni Boulenger 1907)
1911 Amphisbaenula Sternfeld (type species: Amphisbaenula orientalis Sternfeld 1911; syn. Gans 2005)

Contents: 9 species, of which 7 (77.8%) are endemic.
Distribution: Mozambique, South Africa (Limpopo), Tanzania, Zimbabwe.

Chirindia bushbyi

Mozambique Round-headed Worm Lizard

Mosambikanische Rundkopf-Doppelschleiche*

Mozambiquisk Lyserød Ormeøgle*

1934 Chirindia bushbyi Cott
Amphisbaena bushbyi Loveridge 1941

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym/subspecies of swynnertoni (e.g., Broadley & Gans 1978). Revalidated by Gans (2005), although without discussion.
Distribution: Mozambique.


Chirindia ewerbecki

Mbanja Round-headed Worm Lizard

Mbanja-Rundkopf-Doppelschleiche*

Lyserød Mbanja-ormeøgle*

1910 Chirindia ewerbecki Werner
Amphisbaena ewerbecki Loveridge 1941

Distribution: Tanzania.


Chirindia langi

Limpopo Round-headed Worm Lizard*, (Lang's Round-headed Worm Lizard)

Limpopo-Rundkopf-Doppelschleiche*

Lyserød Limpopo-ormeøgle*

1939 Chirindia langi Fitzsimons
Amphisbaena langi Loveridge 1941

Distribution: Mozambique, South Africa (Limpopo).


Chirindia mpwapwaensis

Mpwapwa Round-headed Worm Lizard

Mpwapwa-Rundkopf-Doppelschleiche*

Lyserød Mpwapwa-ormeøgle*

1932 Amphisbaena mpwapwaensis Loveridge
Chirindia mpwapwaensis Gans 1967

Distribution: Tanzania.


Chirindia nanguruwensis

Newala Round-headed Worm Lizard

Newala-Rundkopf-Doppelschleiche*

Lyserød Newala-ormeøgle*

1962 Amphisbaena nanguruwensis Loveridge
Chirindia ewerbecki nanguruwensis Gans 1967
Chirindia nanguruwensis Gans 2005

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym or subspecies of ewerbecki (e.g., Gans 1967). Revalidated by Gans (2005), although without discussion.
Distribution: Tanzania.


Chirindia occidentalis

Soutpansberg Round-headed Worm Lizard*

Soutpansberg-Rundkopf-Doppelschleiche*

Lyserød Soutpansberg-ormeøgle*

1984 Chirindia langi occidentalis Jacobsen
Chirindia occidentalis Gans 2005

Distribution: South Africa (Limpopo).


Chirindia orientalis

Mikindani Round-headed Worm Lizard

Mikindani-Rundkopf-Doppelschleiche*

Lyserød Mikindani-ormeøgle*

1911 Amphisbaenula orientalis Sternfeld
Amphisbaena orientalis Loveridge 1941
Chirindia orientalis Gans 2005

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym or subspecies of swynnertoni (e.g., Broadley & Howell 1991). Revalidated by Gans (2005), although without discussion.
Distribution: Tanzania.


Chirindia rondoensis

Rondo Round-headed Worm Lizard, Nchingidi Round-headed Worm Lizard

Rondo-Rundkopf-Doppelschleiche*

Lyserød Rondo-ormeøgle*

1941 Amphisbaena rondoensis Loveridge
Chirindia rondoensis Gans 1967
1962 Amphisbaena newalaensis Loveridge (Gans & Rhodes 1967)

Distribution: Tanzania.


Chirindia swynnertoni

Chirinda Forest Round-headed Worm Lizard*, (Swynnerton's Round-headed Worm Lizard)

Chirinda-Rundkopf-Doppelschleiche*

Lyserød Chirinda-ormeøgle*

1907 Chirindia swynnertoni Boulenger
Amphisbaena swynnertoni Loveridge 1941

Distribution: Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe.