Afrotyphlops steinhausi (Werner)

Broadley, Donald G. & Wallach, Van, 2009, 2255, Zootaxa 2255, pp. 1-100: 34-35

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scientific name

Afrotyphlops steinhausi (Werner)
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Afrotyphlops steinhausi (Werner)  

( Fig. 5C)

Cameroon blind-snake

Typhlops steinhausi Werner, 1909   , Mitt. Naturh. Mus. Hamburg, 26: 209. Type locality: “Boukoko, Rép. Centrafricaine” [= Central African Republic] (3.900°N, 17.933°E, elevation 560 m), neotype MNHN 1946.139 (listed as 1964.139 fide Hahn, 1980: 72   ), designated by Roux-Estève, 1974: 68 (holotype lost fide Roux-Estève, 1974: 63   , two ZMH syntypes (destroyed July 1943 during WW II fide Hahn, 1980   ): 72, two ZMH syntypes (missing fide Hallermann, 1998: 216   ); Boulenger, 1920: 271; Werner, 1909: 209, 1921: 312; Schmidt, 1923: 32; Loveridge, 1936a: 20; Hoffstetter, 1939:figs. 1A & 2B; Williams, 1959: fig. 1A; Laurent, 1964: 422, 1965: 14; Roux-Estève, 1965: 53, fig. 2, 1974: 63, figs. 13.11 & 41, 1975a: 490, fig. 30; Hahn, 1977: 37, 1980: 72; Welch, 1982: 130, 1994: 75; Chifundera, 1990: 141; Meirte, 1992: 22; Wallach, 1993b: 33, 1998a: 183, 1998b: 442; Frank & Ramus, 1995: 254; Broadley, 1998b: xii; Mattison, 1999: 147; McDiarmid et al., 1999: 120; Murphy, 2003: 553; Brogard, 2005: 115; Cundall & Irish, 2008: 600.

Typhlops batesii Boulenger, 1911a   , Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., (8) 8(45): 370. Type locality: “Bitye, South Cameroon ” (3.017°N, 12.367°E, elevation 615 m), syntypes (3) BMNH 1946.1.23.48–50 (formerly BMNH 1912.6.27.4–6), collected by G.L. Bates; Werner, 1921: 312; Hahn, 1980: 72; McDiarmid et al., 1999: 120.

Typhlops batesi   — Werner, 1921: 271; Schmidt, 1923: 32.

Typhlops intermedius   — (not Jan) Schmidt, K., 1923: 47 (part, Niangara).

Typhlops steinhousi   (sic) — Hahn, 1980: 72; McDiarmid et al., 1999: 120.

Rhinotyphlops steinhausi   — Broadley & Wallach, 2000: 167.

Description. Snout rounded, prominent. Rostral broad, oval; frontal subhexagonal; supraocular transverse, its lateral apex between preocular and ocular; eye visible below preocular; nasal sulcus arising from first labial; SIP T-X (P, P, O, O); MSR 26–28; MD 378–430 (mean 406.6, n = 18); vertebrae 235–255 (mean 245.7, n = 18); MD/V ratio 1.60–1.74 (mean 1.65, n = 18); L/D ratio 41–44 (mean 42.3, n = 4). Dark brown above, each scale paler posteriorly, venter immaculate. Largest specimen (MNHN 1964.139—Boukoko, Central African Republic) has a total length of 620 mm.

Distribution. Rainforest from southeastern Nigeria through Cameroon and southern Central African Republic to northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ituri Forest), 0–645 m ( Fig. 12).

Localities. CAMEROON. Ajoshöhe am Nyong ZMB 30686 View Materials   B; Bitye BMNH   1946.1.23.48–50 (syntypes of Typhlops batesii Boulenger   ), BMNH   1914.5.27.4–5; Kribi FMNH 4034 View Materials   . CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUB- LIC. Boukoko MNHN 1946.139 View Materials (neotype of Typhlops steinhausi Werner   )   ; La Maboké MNHHN 1963.867, 1964.406 08, coll. Pujol   462–64, 466–67, 469, 480 ( Roux-Esteve, 1974). DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO. Niangara AMNH 11630–31 View Materials   . NIGERIA. Oban District BMNH 1910.2   .32.2.

ZMB

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Zoological Collections)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Typhlopidae

Genus

Afrotyphlops

Loc

Afrotyphlops steinhausi (Werner)

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

Rhinotyphlops steinhausi

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

Typhlops steinhausi

Cundall, D. & Irish, F. 2008: 600
Brogard, J. 2005: 115
Murphy, J. B. 2003: 553
Mattison, C. 1999: 147
McDiarmid, R. W. & Campbell, J. A. & Toure, T. A. 1999: 120
Hallermann, J. 1998: 216
Wallach, V. 1998: 183
Wallach, V. 1998: 442
Frank, N. & Ramus, E. 1995: 254
Welch, K. R. G. 1994: 75
Wallach, V. 1993: 33
Meirte, D. 1992: 22
Chifundera, K. 1990: 141
Welch, K. R. G. 1982: 130
Hahn, D. E. 1980: 72
Hahn, D. E. 1980: 72
Hahn, D. E. 1977: 37
Roux-Esteve, R. 1974: 68
Roux-Esteve, R. 1974: 63
Roux-Esteve, R. 1965: 53
Loveridge, A. 1936: 20
Schmidt, K. P. 1923: 32
Werner, F. 1921: 312
Boulenger, G. A. 1920: 271
Werner, F. 1909: 209
1980
Loc

Typhlops steinhousi

McDiarmid, R. W. & Campbell, J. A. & Toure, T. A. 1999: 120
Hahn, D. E. 1980: 72
1980
Loc

Typhlops batesii

McDiarmid, R. W. & Campbell, J. A. & Toure, T. A. 1999: 120
Hahn, D. E. 1980: 72
Werner, F. 1921: 312
1921
Loc

Typhlops batesi

Schmidt, K. P. 1923: 32
Werner, F. 1921: 271
1921