Typhlops platyrhynchus Sternfeld

Broadley, Donald G. & Wallach, Van, 2009, 2255, Zootaxa 2255, pp. 1-100 : 25-26

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5327788

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5327788

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scientific name

Typhlops platyrhynchus Sternfeld
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Typhlops platyrhynchus Sternfeld  

( Fig. 3C)

Tanga blind-snake

Typhlops platyrhynchus Sternfeld, 1910b   , Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 5(1): 69. Type locality: “ Tanga, Deutsch-Ostafrika ” [= Tanzania], syntypes MCZ 39798 View Materials , ZMB 20729 View Materials , ZMB 63442 View Materials (formerly 20729A), ZMB 63443 View Materials (formerly 20729B), collected by Martienssen; Sternfeld, 1910c: 11; Boulenger, 1915b: 615; Werner, 1921: 299; Schmidt, 1923: 33; Loveridge, 1924: 3, 1957b: 243; Uthmöller, 1941a: 40; Barbour & Loveridge, 1946: 210; Roux-Estève, 1974: 45, figs. 13.8 & 26, 1975a: 490, fig. 30; Hahn, 1977: 37, 1980: 67; Welch, 1982: 129, 1994: 73; Broadley & Howell, 1991: 21; Meirte, 1992: 23; Frank & Ramus, 1995: 254; Wallach, 1998a: 183, 1998b: 422; Mattison, 1999: 148; McDiarmid et al., 1999: 113; Bauer et al., 2002: 165; Spawls et al., 2002: 285, 2006: 92; Murphy, 2003: 552; Brogard, 2005: 115.

Description. Snout rounded, prominent. Rostral oval; frontal a laterally truncated crescent; supraocular oblique, its lateral apex between preocular and ocular; eye distinct, under ocular; nasal sulcus arising from the second labial and extending forward towards the rostral, so that the nasal is almost divided; SIP T-III-P (N1, P, P/O, O); MSR 24; MD 400–425 (mean 414.7, n = 4); vertebrae 218–227 (mean 222.7, n = 3); MD/V ratio 1.83–1.87 (mean 1.86, n = 3); L/D ratio 50–60 (mean 55.0, n = 4). Pale reddish-yellow, paler below. Largest specimen ( MCZ 39798 View Materials — Tanga, Tanzania) has a total length of 273 mm.

Distribution. Northeastern Tanzania, NSL ( Fig. 11). Known only from the four syntypes.

Localities. Tanzania: Tanga. MCZ 39798 View Materials ; ZMB View Materials   20729, 20729 View Materials   A–B (syntypes of Typhlops platyrhynchus Sternfeld   ).

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

ZMB

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Zoological Collections)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Typhlopidae

Genus

Typhlops

Loc

Typhlops platyrhynchus Sternfeld

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

Typhlops platyrhynchus

Spawls, S. & Howell, K. M. & Drewes, R. C. 2006: 92
Brogard, J. 2005: 115
Murphy, J. B. 2003: 552
Spawls, S. & Howell, K. M. & Drewes, R. C. & Ashe, J. 2002: 285
Mattison, C. 1999: 148
McDiarmid, R. W. & Campbell, J. A. & Toure, T. A. 1999: 113
Wallach, V. 1998: 183
Wallach, V. 1998: 422
Frank, N. & Ramus, E. 1995: 254
Welch, K. R. G. 1994: 73
Meirte, D. 1992: 23
Broadley, D. G. & Howell, K. M. 1991: 21
Welch, K. R. G. 1982: 129
Hahn, D. E. 1980: 67
Hahn, D. E. 1977: 37
Roux-Esteve, R. 1974: 45
Loveridge, A. 1957: 243
Barbour, T. & Loveridge, A. 1946: 210
Uthmoller, W. 1941: 40
Loveridge, A. 1924: 3
Schmidt, K. P. 1923: 33
Werner, F. 1921: 299
Boulenger, G. A. 1915: 615
Sternfeld, R. 1910: 11
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