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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Amphisbaenidae
Genus: Monopeltis
A. Smith, 1848

20, see text.

Monopeltis is a genus in the family Amphisbaenidae, commonly known as worm lizards. The genus is endemic to southern Africa. 20 species are placed in this genus.


The following species are recognized as being valid.[1]

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


Further reading

  • Gans C (2005). "Checklist and Bibliography of the Amphisbaenia of the World". Bull. American Mus. Nat. Hist. (289): 1-130.

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