Afrotyphlops blanfordii (Boulenger)

Broadley, Donald G. & Wallach, Van, 2009, 2255, Zootaxa 2255, pp. 1-100 : 34

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1175­5334

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scientific name

Afrotyphlops blanfordii (Boulenger)
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Afrotyphlops blanfordii (Boulenger)

( Fig. 5B)

Blanford’s blind-snake

Typhlops eschrichtii — (not Schlegel) Blanford, 1870: 457.

Typhlops blanfordii Boulenger, 1889 , Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 4(23): 363. Type locality: “Senafè, Abyssinia ” [= Eritrea] (14.685°N, 39.414°E, elevation 2450 m), holotype BMNH 1946.1.11.67 (formerly BMNH 1869.11.4.36); Boulenger, 1893: 39, pl. 2, fig. 5, 1895a: 13, 1896b: 552, 1896d: 216, 1897b: 279, 1915c: 642; Lampe, 1911: 183; Werner, 1921: 312; Schmidt, 1923: 32; Calabresi, 1925: 104; Scortecci, 1930a: 210; Witte, 1933a: 207; Pitman, 1938: 49, pl. 1, fig. 5, pl. 18, fig. 3, pl. U, fig. 5, 1974: 22; Elter, 1982: 104; Murphy, 2003: 552; Wallach & Lanza, 2004: 88; Brogard, 2005: 114.

Typhlops blainfordii (sic) — Peracca, 1897: 1.

Typhlops punctatus — (not Leach) Sternfeld, 1908a: 239 (part, Harar); Scortecci, 1928: 293, 1930a: 199 (Barentù), 1930b: 14; Elter, 1982: 104.

Typhlops blanfordi — Zavattari, 1930: 190; Scortecci, 1940: 7, 1943: 270; Parker, 1949: 25; McDowell, 1967: 687; Largen, 1978: 51; Hahn, 1980: 62; Wallach, 1998a: 182, 1998b: 359.

Typhlops punctatus punctatus — (not Leach) Bogert, 1940: 14 (part, Harar).

Typhlops blanfordii blanfordii — Loveridge, 1945: 2, 1957: 240; Spawls, 1978: 1.

Typhlops blanfordi blanfordi — Parker, 1949: 7.

Typhlops angolensis blanfordi — Laurent, 1956a: 49; 1964: 426; Hahn, 1977: 37.

Typhlops lineolatus lineolatus — (not Jan) Roux-Estève, 1974: 80 (part); Spawls, 1978: 1; Hahn, 1980: 62.

Typhlops lineolatus “Form A” ( blanfordi )— Largen, 1978: 45, fig. 2.

Typhlops lineolatus — (not Jan) Boulenger, 1898c: 720; Sternfeld, 1910c: 11; Roux-Estève, 1974: 80; Hahn, 1980: 62; Largen & Rasmussen, 1993: 323 (part); Largen, 1997: 87; McDiarmid et al., 1999: 107 (part).

Rhinotyphlops blanfordii — Broadley & Wallach, 2000: 167; Wallach & Lanza, 2004: 88.

Typhlops blandfordi (sic)— Cundall & Irish, 2008: 752.

Description. Snout rounded. Rostral very broad, three-quarters the width of the head; frontal subhexagonal; supraocular transverse, its lateral apex between preocular and ocular; eye below preocular/ocular sulcus; nasal sulcus arising from first labial; SIP T-X (N2, P, O, O); MSR 28–32, reduction A/B 0, B/C 4–6; MD 343–424 (mean 383.6, n = 17); vertebrae 186–203 (mean 195.0, n = 9); MD/V ratio 1.87–2.06 (mean 1.93, n = 9); L/D ratio 29–41 (mean 34.9, n = 7). Olive grey, each scale blackish basally, a narrow pale midventral stripe. Largest specimen (Gura— Eritrea) has a total length of 343 mm.

Distribution. Highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, 1000–2450 m ( Fig. 11).

Localities. ERITREA. No locality MZUT 1764 View Materials ; ZSM 100 View Materials / 1920A–B; Barentù ( Scortecci , 1930); Maldi ( MZUT 1760 View Materials ); Senafe BMNH 1946.1 . 11.67 (holotype of Typhlops blanfordii Boulenger ). ETHIOPIA. No precise locality NMHN 4345 ; Agaro MNHN 1966.1238 View Materials ; Bahar dar BMNH 1964.1064 66 , 1973.3154 ; Circao ( Dembia ) MSNM 1977; Digg’s Farm, Amoressa MCZ 84329 View Materials ; Dire Dawa — Harer AMNH 20339 View Materials ; Gondar MNHN 1932.105 View Materials 06 View Materials , MSNM 2995A (formerly MSNM 1884 ), MSNM 2995B (formerly MSNM 1852 ); Gondar MSNM 1976 (5); Harar BMNH 1909.12 . 4.2, 1911.12.13.15–16, ZMB 27461 View Materials ; Lake Awasa BMNH 1949.2.3.49; Omo River , 58 km NW of Soddu MCZ 84330 View Materials –31 View Materials .

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

ZMB

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Zoological Collections)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Typhlopidae

Genus

Afrotyphlops

Loc

Afrotyphlops blanfordii (Boulenger)

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

Typhlops blandfordi

Cundall, D. & Irish, F. 2008: 752
2008
Loc

Rhinotyphlops blanfordii

Wallach, V. & Lanza, B. 2004: 88
Broadley, D. G. & Wallach, V. 2000: 167
2000
Loc

Typhlops lineolatus

Largen, M. J. 1978: 45
1978
Loc

Typhlops lineolatus lineolatus

Hahn, D. E. 1980: 62
Spawls, S. 1978: 1
Roux-Esteve, R. 1974: 80
1974
Loc

Typhlops angolensis blanfordi

Hahn, D. E. 1977: 37
Laurent, R. F. 1956: 49
1956
Loc

Typhlops blanfordi blanfordi

Parker, H. W. 1949: 7
1949
Loc

Typhlops blanfordii blanfordii

Spawls, S. 1978: 1
Loveridge, A. 1945: 2
1945
Loc

Typhlops punctatus punctatus

Bogert, C. M. 1940: 14
1940
Loc

Typhlops blanfordi

Wallach, V. 1998: 182
Wallach, V. 1998: 359
Hahn, D. E. 1980: 62
Largen, M. J. 1978: 51
McDowell, S. B., Jr. 1967: 687
Parker, H. W. 1949: 25
Scortecci, G. 1943: 270
Scortecci, G. 1940: 7
Zavattari, E. 1930: 190
1930
Loc

Typhlops punctatus

Elter, O. 1982: 104
Scortecci, G. 1930: 199
Scortecci, G. 1928: 293
Sternfeld, R. 1908: 239
1908
Loc

Typhlops lineolatus

McDiarmid, R. W. & Campbell, J. A. & Toure, T. A. 1999: 107
Largen, M. J. 1997: 87
Largen, M. J. & Rasmussen, J. B. 1993: 323
Hahn, D. E. 1980: 62
Roux-Esteve, R. 1974: 80
Sternfeld, R. 1910: 11
Boulenger, G. A. 1898: 720
1898
Loc

Typhlops blainfordii

Peracca, M. G. 1897: 1
1897
Loc

Typhlops blanfordii

Brogard, J. 2005: 114
Wallach, V. & Lanza, B. 2004: 88
Murphy, J. B. 2003: 552
Elter, O. 1982: 104
Pitman, C. R. S. 1938: 49
Witte, G. - F. de 1933: 207
Scortecci, G. 1930: 210
Calabresi, E. 1925: 104
Schmidt, K. P. 1923: 32
Werner, F. 1921: 312
Lampe, E. 1911: 183
Boulenger, G. A. 1893: 39
1893
Loc

Typhlops eschrichtii

Blanford, W. T. 1870: 457
1870