Afrotyphlops gierrai (Mocquard)

Broadley, Donald G. & Wallach, Van, 2009, 2255, Zootaxa 2255, pp. 1-100 : 38

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1175­5334

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scientific name

Afrotyphlops gierrai (Mocquard)
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Afrotyphlops gierrai (Mocquard)

( Fig. 6C)

Gierra’s blind-snake

Typhlops gierrai Mocquard, 1897 , Bull. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. Paris, 3(1): 123. Type locality: “ Tanga, Afrique orientale” [= Tanzania] (10.567°S, 35.683°E, 920 m), holotype MNHN 1897.24, collected by Gierra; Boettger, 1913: 364; Werner, 1921: 276, 328; Barbour & Loveridge, 1928: 89; Laurent, 1956a: 49, 1964b: 417; Werner, 1921: 328; Roux- Estève, 1974: 133 (part), figs. 13.20, 87 & 88, 1975a: 492, fig. 30; Hahn, 1977: 37, 1980: 58; Rasmussen, 1981: 174; Rodgers & Homewood, 1982: 238; Welch, 1982: 129, 1994: 67; Hughes, 1983: 353; Broadley & Howell, 1991: 21 (part); Meirte, 1992: 22; Howell, 1993: tab. 9.1; Wallach, 1993a: 217, 1998a: 183, 1998b: 383; Frank & Ramus, 1995: 253; Burgess et al., 1998: 55; Johansson et al., 1998: 156; Mattison, 1999: 147; McDiarmid et al., 1999: 103; Spawls et al., 2002: 286 (part), 2006: 89 (part); Murphy, 2003: 552; Brogard, 2005: 115.

Typhlops punctatus — (not Leach) Nieden, 1910: 442 (Amani).

Typhlops gierrae (sic) — Boulenger, 1915b: 615; Loveridge, 1924: 3; Hughes, 1983: 316.

Typhlops guirrae (sic)— Schmidt, 1923: 33; Hahn, 1980: 58; McDiarmid et al., 1999: 103.

Typhlops punctatus gierrai — Barbour & Loveridge, 1928: 106 (part); Loveridge, 1929b: 14, 1932: 246, 1957b: 242 (part); Hahn, 1980: 58; McDiarmid et al., 1999: 103.

Typhlops punctatus gierrei (sic) — Uthmöller, 1941a: 42.

Rhinotyphlops gierrai — Broadley & Wallach, 2000: 167.

? Rhinotyphlops nigrocandidus — Brogard, 2005: 114.

Description. Snout rounded. Rostral oval, narrow ventrally; frontal subhexagonal to subtrapezoidal; supraocular oblique, its lateral apex between nasal and preocular (rarely between preocular and ocular); eye below preocular/ocular sulcus; nasal sulcus arising from the first labial; SIP T - II-P (N2, N2/LP, O, O), with a small intercalary scale below the true upper preocular; MSR 26–28, reduction A/B 0–3, B/C 1–6; MD 372–463 (mean 429.4, n = 32); vertebrae 225–239 (mean 229.4, n = 10); MD/V ratio 1.78–1.88 (mean 1.85, n = 10); L/ D ratio 32–58 (mean 42.4, n = 23). Dorsal scales blue-grey mesially, black laterally and basally, this lineolate pattern may have superimposed large irregular black blotches, venter immaculate yellow. Largest specimen (MNHN 1897.24— Tanga) originally 480 mm, now 469 mm.

Distribution. Endemic to the Usambara and Uluguru Mountains, 600–1042 m ( Fig. 12).

Localities. TANZANIA. Amani MCZ 23086 View Materials –90 View Materials ; NMZB 16379–80 View Materials ; ZMB 20866 View Materials , 28983 View Materials , 58376 View Materials , 58379– 82 View Materials ; Buloa ZMB 13228 View Materials ; East Usambaras NMZB 13642–43 View Materials , UDSM 1275 View Materials ; Kwamgumi Forest Reserve NMZB 15395 View Materials ; Kwamkoro road, Amani ZMUC 52191 View Materials ; Mlalo, West Usambara Mtns. BMNH 1927.8.17.8; MCZ 23473 View Materials , 125176 View Materials ; Mount Lutindi MCZ 23091 View Materials ; Pangani ZMB 16121 View Materials ; Tanga MNHN 1897.24 View Materials (holotype of Typhlops gierrai Mocquard ), ZMB 13312 View Materials , 17803 View Materials , 29187 View Materials .

ZMB

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Zoological Collections)

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Typhlopidae

Genus

Afrotyphlops

Loc

Afrotyphlops gierrai (Mocquard)

Broadley, Donald G. & Wallach, Van 2009
2009
Loc

Rhinotyphlops nigrocandidus

Brogard, J. 2005: 114
2005
Loc

Rhinotyphlops gierrai

Broadley, D. G. & Wallach, V. 2000: 167
2000
Loc

Typhlops punctatus gierrei

Uthmoller, W. 1941: 42
1941
Loc

Typhlops punctatus gierrai

McDiarmid, R. W. & Campbell, J. A. & Toure, T. A. 1999: 103
Hahn, D. E. 1980: 58
Loveridge, A. 1957: 242
Loveridge, A. 1932: 246
Loveridge, A. 1929: 14
Barbour, T. & Loveridge, A. 1928: 106
1928
Loc

Typhlops guirrae

McDiarmid, R. W. & Campbell, J. A. & Toure, T. A. 1999: 103
Hahn, D. E. 1980: 58
Schmidt, K. P. 1923: 33
1923
Loc

Typhlops gierrae

Hughes, B. 1983: 316
Loveridge, A. 1924: 3
Boulenger, G. A. 1915: 615
1915
Loc

Typhlops gierrai

Brogard, J. 2005: 115
Murphy, J. B. 2003: 552
Spawls, S. & Howell, K. M. & Drewes, R. C. & Ashe, J. 2002: 286
Mattison, C. 1999: 147
McDiarmid, R. W. & Campbell, J. A. & Toure, T. A. 1999: 103
Wallach, V. 1998: 183
Wallach, V. 1998: 383
Burgess, N. D. & Fjeldsa, J. & Botterweg, R. 1998: 55
Johansson, S. G. & Cunneyworth, P. & Doggart, N. & Botterweg, R. 1998: 156
Frank, N. & Ramus, E. 1995: 253
Welch, K. R. G. 1994: 67
Wallach, V. 1993: 217
Meirte, D. 1992: 22
Broadley, D. G. & Howell, K. M. 1991: 21
Hughes, B. 1983: 353
Rodgers, W. A. & Homewood, K. M. 1982: 238
Welch, K. R. G. 1982: 129
Rasmussen, J. B. 1981: 174
Hahn, D. E. 1980: 58
Hahn, D. E. 1977: 37
Laurent, R. F. 1964: 417
Laurent, R. F. 1956: 49
Barbour, T. & Loveridge, A. 1928: 89
Werner, F. 1921: 276
Werner, F. 1921: 328
Boettger, O. 1913: 364
1913
Loc

Typhlops punctatus

Nieden, F. 1910: 442
1910