Cynisca bifrontalis (Boulenger 1906)

French Congo worm lizard, Omboué worm lizard



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Amphisbaena bifrontalis Boulenger, 1906 (protonym)


Conservation Status






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Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G. A. (1906). Report on the reptiles collected by the late L. Fea in West Africa. Annali di Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 3(2): 196-216.


Other references:

Branch, W. R., Pauwels, O. S. G. and Burger, M. (2003). Re-Discovery of Cynisca bifrontalis in Gabon, with additional notes on Monopeltis galeata (Reptilia: Amphisbaenia). African Journal of Herpetology 52(2): 93-100.

Chirio, L. (2021). Cynisca bifrontalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T176236A124830375. Accessed on 21 August 2022.

Pauwels, O., Albert, J. L. and Lenglet, G. (2010). Reptilia, Amphisbaenidae, Monopeltis schoutedeni de Witte, 1933: First record from Gabon, with an updated key to Gabonese worm lizards. Check List 6(3): 476-478. [automatic download]

Vande weghe, J. P., Christy, P., Ducrocq, M., Lee, M., Vande weghe, G. R. and Pauwels, O. S. G. (2016). Biodiversité des parcs nationaux et réserves du Gabon. 2. Espèces, écosystèmes et populations. Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux, Libreville.


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