Typhlops, Broadley & Wallach, 2009

Broadley, Donald G. & Wallach, Van, 2009, 2255, Zootaxa 2255, pp. 1-100 : 76

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5327808

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5327808

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E3D17B-FFB5-123B-44D4-E83591B7FA08

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Typhlops
status

 

Key to the species of Typhlops   in eastern Africa

1a. Preocular overlaps second supralabial (SIP T-III); snout rounded in profile; superior nasal suture present; middorsals 400–425; 24 scale rows; body slender (L/W ratio> 50) ............................................................ T. platyrhynchus  

1b. Second supralabial overlaps preocular (SIP T-V); snout wedge-shaped in profile; superior nasal suture absent; middorsals 216–302; scale rows usually 22 (24); body short and robust (L/W ratio <40) .............................................. 2

2a. Middorsals 257 or fewer; relatively shorter snout (snout/head width ratio <0.80); southern Somalia........................ ................................................................................................................................................................ T. cuneirostris  

2b. Middorsals 257 or more; relatively longer snout (snout/head width ratio> 0.85); eastern Ethiopia, northern Somalia, and northeastern Kenya...................................................................................................................... T. calabresii  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Typhlopidae