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Afrotyphlops nanus BROADLEY & WALLACH, 2009

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesKenyan dwarf blind-snake 
SynonymAfrotyphlops nanus BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009
Afrotyphlops nanus — HEDGES et al. 2014 
DistributionSE Kenya

Type locality: Samburu, Coast Province, southeastern Kenya (39°17’E, 3°47’S, elevation 295 m). Map legend:
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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.
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1897.11.17.16, an adult male. Collected by C. Stuart Betton during construction of the Uganda Railway about 1896. 
CommentAbundance: rare; known only from the holotype.

Diagnosis. Superficially resembling Afrotyphlops angolensis, this small species differs externally in its oval rostral with pointed apex (round or sagittate with rounded or truncated apex in A. angolensis), low number of middorsals (287–291 vs 350–535 in East African A. angolensis) and light venter.

Description in BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009.

Distribution: note that the coordinates of the type locality are given erroneously as 39°17’E, 3°47’E, a locality that is somewhere in the south Atlantic. 
  • 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
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