Letheobia debilis (Joger)

Wallach, Van, 2007, A review of East and Central African species of Letheobia Cope, revived from the synonymy of Rhinotyphlops Fitzinger, with descriptions of five new species (Serpentes: Typhlopidae), Zootaxa 1515, pp. 31-68: 50

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.177278

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scientific name

Letheobia debilis (Joger)
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Letheobia debilis (Joger)  

( Fig 6 View FIGURE 6 A)

Feeble gracile blind-snake Description. Snout slightly hooked, prominent. Rostral very broad, truncated posteriorly; frontal broad and shallow, not contacting the nasals; supraocular large, transverse, its lateral apex wedged between nasal and ocular, which is separated from the subocular by a temporal; eye not visible; nasal suture arising from first labial; SIP II (N 1, P, S, S); scale rows 20 (rarely 18) at midbody; MD 547-668; vertebrae 443 in holotype; MD/V ratio 1.41; L/D ratio 98–129. Rosy-tan in colour.

Size. Largest specimen ( MNHN 1998.268 – Central African Republic) 478 mm in total length.

Habitat. Lowland rain forest.

Distribution. Southern Central African Republic, 450–800 m ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 ).

Localities. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUB LIC. No locality MNHN 1998.268; Bangui HLMD 1450; MNHN 1991.377 -78, 1997. 3196; ZFMK 33684 (holotype); Mboki MNHN 1997.3195.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

HLMD

Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Typhlopidae

Genus

Letheobia