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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Amphisbaenidae
Genus: Dalophia
Gray, 1865

Six species (see text)

Dalophia is a genus of amphisbaenians in the family Amphisbaenidae, commonly known as worm lizards. Six species are placed in this genus.[1]


There are six recognized species:[1]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Dalophia.


  1. ^ a b Dalophia at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 4 September 2018.

Further reading

  • Gans C (2005). "Checklist and Bibliography of the Amphisbaenia of the World". Bull. American Mus. Nat. Hist. (289): 1-130.
  • Gray JE (1865). "A Revision of the Genera and Species of Amphisbænians, with the Descriptions of some New Species now in the Collection of the British Museum". Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1865: 442-455. (Dalophia, new genus, pp. 454-455).

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