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Afrotyphlops bibronii (SMITH, 1846)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBibron's Blind Snake 
SynonymOnychocephalus Bibronii SMITH 1846: 51
Typhlops bibronii - BOULENGER 1887: 174
Typhlops bibronii — BOULENGER 1893: 44
Typhlops bibronii — AUERBACH 1987: 144
Typhlops bibronii — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 92
Typhlops bibronii — MATTISON 2007: 156
Afrotyphlops bibronii — BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009
Afrotyphlops bibronii — HEDGES et al. 2014 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Eastern Cape), Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Type locality: “north of Latakoo (= Kuruman), South Africa.” Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.11.22 
CommentDescription in BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009. 
EtymologyNamed after Gabriel Bibron (1806-1848), French zoologist. 
References
  • Auerbach, R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Mokwepa Consultants, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1887. Synopsis of the snakes of South Africa. The Zoologist, London, (3) 11: 171-182
  • Branch, W. R. 1997. Typhlops bibronii Bibron's Blind Snake, Size. African Herp News (26): 28
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Broadley, D. & Blaylock 2013. The Snakes of Zimbabwe and Botswana. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 387 pp. [book review in Sauria 35 (2): 59 and Copeia 2014: 388] - get paper here
  • Broadley, Donald G. & Wallach, V. 2009. A review of the eastern and southern African blind-snakes (Serpentes: Typhlopidae), excluding Letheobia Cope, with the description of two new genera and a new species. Zootaxa 2255: 1-100 - get paper here
  • Fitzsimons, V. 1966. A check-list, with syntopic keys, to the snakes of southern Africa. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 25 (3): 35-79 - get paper here
  • Hedges, S.B., Marion, A.B., Lipp, K.M., Marin, J. & Vidal, N. 2014. A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata). Caribbean Herpetology 49: 1–61 - get paper here
  • Kirchhof, S., M. Krämer, J. Linden & K. Richter 2010. The reptile species assemblage of the Soutpansberg (Limpopo Province, South Africa) and its characteristics. Salamandra 46 (3): 147-166 - get paper here
  • Marais, J. 2004. A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa, 2nd ed. Struik Publishers, 312 pp.
  • Mattison, Chris 2007. The New Encyclopedia of Snakes. Princeton University Press
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Smith,A. 1846. Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa, Reptilia. Smith, Elder, and Co., London - get paper here
  • Venter, Jan A.; Werner Conradie 2015. A checklist of the reptiles and amphibians found in protected areas along the South African Wild Coast, with notes on conservation implications Koedoe 57 (1): 1-25. doi: 10.4102/koedoe.v57i1.1247 - get paper here
 
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