Typhlosaurus Wiegmann, 1834

Lamb, Trip, Biswas, Sayantan & Bauer, Aaron M., 2010, A phylogenetic reassessment of African fossorial skinks in the subfamily Acontinae (Squamata: Scincidae): evidence for parallelism and polyphyly, Zootaxa 2657, pp. 33-46 : 42

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.198943

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6206719

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/EE64B763-FFFA-FFFE-FF6A-FAEFFCA96AC1

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Typhlosaurus Wiegmann, 1834
status

 

Typhlosaurus Wiegmann, 1834

Type species: Typhlosaurus cuvierii (Wiegmann, 1834) = Typhlosaurus caecus (Cuvier, 1817)

Content: Typhlosaurus caecus (Cuvier, 1817) , Typhlosaurus vermis Boulenger, 1887 , Typhlosaurus meyeri Boettger, 1894 , Typhlosaurus braini Haacke, 1964 , Typhlosaurus lomiae Haacke, 1986 (specific epithet corrected from lomii by Michels & Bauer 2004).

Diagnosis: Body highly attenuate (SVL 31–62 times body diameter), midbody scale rows 10–14, 189 or more ventral scale rows (except T. lomiae , with 140–181), subcaudals 35–60 (except T. lomiae 24–27), dorsal head shields 20–27, five or more chinshields bordering mental, snout strongly acutely angled, eye covered by scales, dorsal pigmentation absent or, if present, consisting of a single or multiple stripes. Lacrimal absent (except T. meyeri ), jugal absent, 25 or more caudal vertebrae, pectoral girdle nodular or absent.

Material examined. Specimens are listed according to generic and specific revisions proposed in the ‘ Classification of the Acontinae’ section. Museum and collector acronyms are: CAS = California Academy of Sciences, JM = Johan Marais field series, MB = Marius Burger field series, NMB = National Museum, Bloemfontein, PEM = Bayworld [Port Elizabeth Museum], and TM = Transvaal Museum. GenBank accession numbers for the specimen sequences are listed in brackets for the genes Cytb, Co 1, 16s, and Rag 1, respectively. A single asterisk following the closing bracket indicates those cases where the two specimens (sampled for a given taxon) share identical sequences.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

NMB

Naturhistorishes Museum

PEM

Port Elizabeth Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Scincidae