Afrotyphlops kaimosae (Loveridge)

Broadley, Donald G. & Wallach, Van, 2009, 2255, Zootaxa 2255, pp. 1-100: 32

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5327798

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5327798

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scientific name

Afrotyphlops kaimosae (Loveridge)
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Afrotyphlops kaimosae (Loveridge)  

( Fig. 4C)

Kakamega blind-snake

Typhlops kaimosae Loveridge, 1935   , Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 79(1): 5. Type locality: “Kaimosi Forest, near Friends’ Africa Mission, Kakamega District, Nyanza Province, Kenya Colony” [= Kenya], holotype MCZ 40060 View Materials , collected by A. Loveridge, 7 March 1934; Loveridge, 1936: 226, 1957b: 243, 1960: 267; Pitman, 1938: 44; Uthmöller, 1941a: 40; Barbour & Loveridge, 1946: 209; Roux-Estève, 1974: 47, 1975b: 56; Spawls, 1978: 1; Hahn, 1980: 50; McDiarmid et al., 1999: 90.

Typhlops angolensis   — Roux-Estève, 1974: 47 (part), 1975b: 56 (part); Spawls, 1978: 2.

Description. Snout rounded, prominent. Rostral oval dorsally, moderate ventrally; frontal hexagonal; supraocular transverse, its lateral apex between preocular and ocular; eye visible beneath ocular adjacent to preocular border; nasal sulcus arising from first (right) or second (left) labial; nasal in contact with ocular inferiorly, excluding preocular from lip; SIP T-X (N-N-O-O). MSR 28 with no scale row reductions; MD 390; vertebrae 215; MD/V ratio 1.81; L/D ratio 43. Dark brown above, scales lighter basally, not forming a lineate or punctate pattern, slightly lighter below. Length originally 215 mm, now 208 mm.

Habitat. Lowland rainforest.

Distribution. Known only from the holotype ( Fig. 12).

Locality. KENYA. Kaimosi MCZ 40060 View Materials (holotype of Typhlops kaimosae Loveridge   )   .

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Typhlopidae

Genus

Afrotyphlops

Loc

Afrotyphlops kaimosae (Loveridge)

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

Typhlops angolensis

Spawls, S. 1978: 2
Roux-Esteve, R. 1974: 47
1974
Loc

Typhlops kaimosae

McDiarmid, R. W. & Campbell, J. A. & Toure, T. A. 1999: 90
Hahn, D. E. 1980: 50
Spawls, S. 1978: 1
Roux-Esteve, R. 1975: 56
Roux-Esteve, R. 1974: 47
Barbour, T. & Loveridge, A. 1946: 209
Uthmoller, W. 1941: 40
Pitman, C. R. S. 1938: 44
1938