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Afrotyphlops brevis (SCORTECCI, 1929)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSomali giant blind-snake 
SynonymTyphlops brevis SCORTECCI 1929: 267
Typhlops schlegelii brevis - PARKER 1949: 21
Typhlops schlegelii brevis — LOVERIDGE 1955
Rhinotyphlops schlegelii brevis - ROUX-ESTÈVE 1974
Rhinotyphlops brevis — SPAWLS et al. 2001
Megatyphlops brevis — BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009
Afrotyphlops brevis — HEDGES et al. 2014
Megatyphlops brevis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 431 
DistributionS Sudan, S Ethiopia, Uganda, N Kenya, N/S Somalia.

Type locality: “Chisimajo, Somalia Italiana” [= Kismayu, Gobolka Jubbada Hoose, Somalia], (0.367°S, 42.533°E, elevation NSL). Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MSNM 748 (formerly MSNM 2033), collected by Luppi, 25 January 1926; 
CommentDescription in BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009. 
References
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kirschey, Tom 2016. Assessment of herpetofauna (Amphibia, Reptilia) in the Kafa Biosphere Reserve NABU, 25 pp. - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Loveridge, A. 1956. On snakes collected in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by J.S. Owen, Esq. Sudan Notes Rec. 36: 37-56 [1955]
  • Parker,H.W. 1949. The snakes of Somaliland and the Sokotra islands. Zoologische Verhandelingen 6: 1-115 - get paper here
  • Roux-Estève, R. 1974. Révision systématique des Typhlopidae d'Afrique. Reptilia. Serpentes. Mém. nation. Hist. nat., Paris, (sér.A.) 87: 1-313
  • Scortecci, G. 1929. Primo contributo alla conoscenza dei Rettili e degli Anfibi della Somalia italiana. Atti Soc. ital. Sci. nat. 68: 245-279
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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