Check List 6(3): 476-478, doi: 10.15560/6.3.476
Reptilia, Amphisbaenidae, Monopeltis schoutedeni de Witte, 1933: first record from Gabon, with an updated key to Gabonese worm lizards
expand article infoOlivier S. G. Pauwels, Jean-Louis Albert, Georges L. Lenglet
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The amphisbaenian Monopeltis schoutedeni is reported for the first time from Gabon based on a single individual from the extreme southeastern part of the country. The species was formerly known only from the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the 4th amphisbaenian and the 123rd reptile species recorded from Gabon. An identification key to Gabon amphisbaenians is provided.