Afrotyphlops rondoensis (Loveridge)

Broadley, Donald G. & Wallach, Van, 2009, 2255, Zootaxa 2255, pp. 1-100 : 36-37

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Afrotyphlops rondoensis (Loveridge)
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Afrotyphlops rondoensis (Loveridge)  

( Fig. 6B)

Rondo blind-snake

Typhlops tettensis rondoensis Loveridge, 1942   , Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 91(4): 256. Type locality: “Nchingidi, near Lindi, Rondo Plateau, southeastern Tanganyika Territory ” [= Tanzania] (9.600°S, 39.417°E, elevation 825 m), holotype MCZ 48066 View Materials , collected by A. Loveridge, 5 May 1939; Barbour & Loveridge, 1946: 210; Loveridge, 1951: 187, 1956: 10, 1957a: 10, 1957b: 243, 1959: 38, 1960: 267; Isemonger, 1968: 81, 1983: 84; Hahn, 1980: 70; McDiarmid et al., 1999: 118.

Typhlops tettensis tettensis   — (not Peters) Loveridge, 1959: 37 (part, Mihuru).

Typhlops rondoensis   — Laurent, 1964b: 419; Roux-Estève, 1974: 136, figs. 13.21, 88 & 89, 1975a: 492, fig. 30; Hahn, 1977: 37, 1980: 70; Welch, 1982: 130, 1994: 75; Broadley & Howell, 1991: 21; Meirte, 1992: 22; Howell, 1993: tab. 9.1; Wallach, 1993b: 33, 1998a: 183, 1998b: 429; Frank & Ramus, 1995: 254; Mattison, 1999: 148; McDiarmid et al., 1999: 118; Spawls et al., 2002: 289, 2006: 92; Murphy, 2003: 553; Largen & Parker, 2004: 37; Brogard, 2005: 115.

Rhinotyphlops rondoensis   — Broadley & Wallach, 2000: 167.

Description. Snout rounded, prominent. Rostral oval, narrow ventrally; frontal subhexagonal to subtrapezoidal; supraocular oblique, its lateral apex between nasal and preocular; eye in front of the upper posterior bor- der of the preocular; nasal sulcus arising from the first labial; SIP T-II-O (N2, P/O, O, O); MSR 22–26, reduction A/B 0–2, B/C 2–4; MD 312–379 (mean 339.2, n = 12); vertebrae 194–216 (mean 202.3, n = 9); MD/V ratio 1.60–1.84 (mean 1.70, n = 9); L/D ratio 33–41 (mean 38.8, n = 4). Dorsum blackish, with a large yellow spot at the apex of each scale, venter immaculate yellow. Largest specimen ( MCZ 54510 View Materials —Msinjiri, Tanzania) has a total length of 370 mm.

Distribution. Southeastern Tanzania, 375–620 m ( Fig. 13).

Localities. TANZANIA. Msinjiri MCZ 54510 View Materials   ; Mtene LIVM 1959.89.13–14; MCZ 57187 View Materials –88 View Materials   ; Nchingidi MCZ 48066 View Materials (holotype of Typhlops tettensis rondoensis Loveridge   )   , 48067–68 (paratypes of Typhlops tettensis rondoensis Loveridge   ); Newala BMNH 1966.905 ; MCZ 57184 View Materials –86 View Materials   ; Rondo Plateau NMZB 9724 View Materials   .

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Typhlopidae

Genus

Afrotyphlops

Loc

Afrotyphlops rondoensis (Loveridge)

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

Rhinotyphlops rondoensis

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

Typhlops rondoensis

Spawls, S. & Howell, K. M. & Drewes, R. C. 2006: 92
Brogard, J. 2005: 115
Largen, M. J. & Parker, A. R. 2004: 37
Murphy, J. B. 2003: 553
Spawls, S. & Howell, K. M. & Drewes, R. C. & Ashe, J. 2002: 289
Mattison, C. 1999: 148
McDiarmid, R. W. & Campbell, J. A. & Toure, T. A. 1999: 118
Wallach, V. 1998: 183
Wallach, V. 1998: 429
Frank, N. & Ramus, E. 1995: 254
Welch, K. R. G. 1994: 75
Wallach, V. 1993: 33
Meirte, D. 1992: 22
Broadley, D. G. & Howell, K. M. 1991: 21
Welch, K. R. G. 1982: 130
Hahn, D. E. 1980: 70
Hahn, D. E. 1977: 37
Roux-Esteve, R. 1974: 136
Laurent, R. F. 1964: 419
1964
Loc

Typhlops tettensis tettensis

Loveridge, A. 1959: 37
1959
Loc

Typhlops tettensis rondoensis

McDiarmid, R. W. & Campbell, J. A. & Toure, T. A. 1999: 118
Isemonger, R. M. 1983: 84
Hahn, D. E. 1980: 70
Isemonger, R. M. 1968: 81
Loveridge, A. 1951: 187
Barbour, T. & Loveridge, A. 1946: 210
1946