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Bipes  Latreille in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801
Taxonomic Serial No.: 209637

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2020   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderAmphisbaenia  – Worm Lizards, Amphisbaenians  
                               FamilyBipedidae Taylor, 1951 – Two-legged Worm Lizards  
                                  GenusBipes Latreille in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Bipes biporus (Cope, 1894) – Lagartija-topo cinco dedos, Five-toed Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Bipes canaliculatus Latreille in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801 – Lagartija-topo cuatro dedos, Four-toed Worm Lizard 
                                     Species Bipes tridactylus (Dugès, 1894) – Lagartija-topo tres dedos, Three-toed Worm Lizard 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Bipes    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Bipes   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Bipes   
  Source: Reptile Database (2020), website (version Dec-2019)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Uetz, P., Freed, P. & Hosek, J. (eds.) (2020) The Reptile Database,   
  Reference for: Bipes   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Reference for: Bipes   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar, Hobart M. Smith, David Chiszar, and Graciela Zamudio  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: Long-Neglected Information on the Discovery of Bipes (Reptilia: Amphisbaenia)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: International Society for the History and Bibliography of Herpetology Newsletter and Bulletin, vol. 5, no. 1   
  Page(s): 18-22   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1404-3815   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Bipes   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gans, Carl  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist and bibliography of the Amphisbaenia of the world   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 289   
  Page(s): 1-130   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0003-0090   
  Reference for: Bipes   

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