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Afrotyphlops angolensis (BOCAGE, 1866)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesAngola blind snake 
SynonymOnychocephalus angolensis BOCAGE 1866: 46, 65
Typhlops (Onychocephalus) congicus BOETTGER 1887: 650
Typhlops congicus — BOULENGER 1893: 40
Typhlops adolfi STERNFELD 1910: 70
Typhlops dubius CHABANAUD 1916: 364
Typhlops intermedius — SCHMIDT 1923: 47 (part. ? fide BROADLEY)
Typhlops tornieri STERNFELD — SCHMIDT 1923: 50 (fide BROADLEY)
Typhlops lestradei WITTE 1933
Typhlops blanfordi lestradei — LOVERIDGE 1942: 254
Typhlops ochraceus LAURENT 1952: 269
Typhlops angolensis adolfi — LAURENT 1956: 55
Typhlops angolensis angolensis — LAURENT 1956: 349
Typhlops angolensis dubius — LAURENT 1956: 367
Typhlops angolensis irsaci LAURENT 1956: 57
Typhlops angolensis polylepis LAURENT 1956: 56
Typhlops congicus lestradei — LAURENT 1956: 74
Typhlops angolensis symoensi LAURENT 1960
Typhlops angolensis — LAURENT 1964
Typhlops angolensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 90
Rhinotyplops angolensis — CHIRIO & INEICH 2006
Afrotyphlops angolensis — BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009
Afrotyphlops angolensis — HEDGES et al. 2014
Afrotyphlops angolensis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 343 
DistributionAngola, W Cameroon, S Central African Republic, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Congo, W Kenya, Uganda, N Tanzania, N Zambia

Type locality: Duque de Bragança, Angola  
TypesHolotype: MB T79.1134 (Museu Bocage) 
CommentSynonymy: Typhlops kaimosae LOVERIDGE 1935 has been considered as a synonym of A. angolensis.

Description in BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009. 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Angola. 
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