Blanus Wagler 1830 (worm lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Amphisbaenidae

Synonym: Omoiotyphlops de Rochebrune 1884

Parent taxon: Amphisbaenidae according to R. Estes 1983

See also Bolet et al. 2014, Carroll 1988, Cernansky et al. 2015, Frank and Ramus 1996, Vanzolini 1951 and Venczel and Stiuca 2008

Sister taxa: Amphisbaena, Ancyclocranium, Anops, Aulura, Baikia, Bronia, Campinosaurus, Crythiosaurinae, Listromycter, Lophocranion, Platyrhachis, Rhineurinae

Subtaxa: Blanus cinereus Blanus gracilis Blanus mendezi Blanus strauchi Blanus thomaskelleri Omoiotyphlops priscus

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Ecology: fossorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Spain (4 collections)

• Pliocene of France (1), Morocco (1), Spain (2)

• Miocene of the Czech Republic (2), France (1), Germany (1), Italy (1), Romania (1), Spain (2)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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