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Afrotyphlops elegans (PETERS, 1868)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesElegant Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops (Ophthalmidion) elegans PETERS 1868: 450
Typhlops elegans — BOULENGER 1893: 37
Typhlops elegans — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 101
Typhlops elegans — KORNILIOS et al. 2013
Afrotyphlops elegans — HEDGES et al. 2014
Afrotyphlops elegans — WALLACH et al. 2014: 14 
DistributionPrincipe I (Gulf of Guinea)
Type locality: “Principe Island, Gulf of Guinea, West Africa.” Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 6066, and 2 specimens in Zoologischer Sammlung, Stettin. 
Comment 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - 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
  • Kornilios, P.; S. Giokas, P. Lymberakis, R. Sindaco 2013. Phylogenetic position, origin and biogeography of Palearctic and Socotran blind-snakes (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68 (1): 35–41 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1868. Über eine neue Nagergattung, Chiropodomys penicullatus, sowie über einige neue oder weniger bekannte Amphibien und Fische. M. Ber. k. preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1868 : 448-461 - 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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