Letheobia kibarae (Witte)

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: 50-51

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Letheobia kibarae (Witte)
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Letheobia kibarae (Witte)  

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Upemba gracile blind-snake

Typhlops kibarae Witte 1953   , Explor. Parc Nat. Upemba (6): 150, Fig. 35. Type locality: Kaswabilenga (région du cours inférieur de la Lupiala, affluent de la rive droite de la Lufira), Parc National de l’Upemba [= Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo] (08° 48 ’S, 26 ° 41 ’E, elevation 700 m), collected by Mission G.-F. de Witte, 31 January 1949, holotype IRSNB 2201.

Typhlops gracilis kibarae   – Laurent 1960: 20.

Description. Snout with an angular horizontal edge. Rostral very broad, truncated posteriorly; frontal wide and curved, in contact with the rostral; supraocular oblique, its lateral apex wedged between preocular and tiny ocular, which is separated from the subocular by two to four temporals; eye not visible; nasal suture asising from first labial; SIP X (N 2, P, S, S); scale rows 28 - 24 - 24; MD 562-618; vertebrae 345-370; MD/V ratio 1.57–1.76; L/D ratio 58–87.

Size. Largest specimen ( IRSNB 2201 – holotype) 525 mm in total length ( Witte 1953).

Habitat. Savanna - Miombo woodland.

Distribution. Upemba National Park, southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, 700–1250 m ( Fig. 10 View FIGURE 10 ).

Localities. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Kanonga IRSNB 8059; Kaswabilenga IRSNB 2198 - 2000 (paratypes), 2201 (holotype), 2202-2203 (paratypes); MCZ 54379 View Materials ; Pelenge Gorges IRSNB 2198.

IRSNB

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Typhlopidae

Genus

Letheobia

Loc

Letheobia kibarae (Witte)

Wallach, Van 2007
2007
Loc

Typhlops gracilis kibarae

Laurent 1960: 20
1960