Reappraisal of the taxonomic status of Amphisbaena prunicolor (Cope 1885) and Amphisbaena albocingulata Boettger 1885 (Amphisbaenia: Amphisbaenidae)

@article{Prez2012ReappraisalOT,
  title={Reappraisal of the taxonomic status of Amphisbaena prunicolor (Cope 1885) and Amphisbaena albocingulata Boettger 1885 (Amphisbaenia: Amphisbaenidae)},
  author={R. P{\'e}rez and S. Ribeiro and M{\'a}rcio Borges-Martins},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2012},
  volume={3550},
  pages={1-25}
}
  • R. Pérez, S. Ribeiro, Márcio Borges-Martins
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Zootaxa
  • We revised the taxonomic status of Amphisbaena prunicolor and A. albocingulata, two taxa traditionally recognized assubspecies of A. prunicolor in the A. darwini complex. Despite some authors elevated both taxa to the specific rank, itstaxonomic decisions were made without specific commentaries and/or proper diagnostic characters. The comparison ofmorphological characters between the two taxa with other similar species, associated with A. darwini (A. darwini, A. heterozonata, A. munoai and A… CONTINUE READING
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