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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
Afrotyphlops nanus — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 349 
DistributionSE Kenya

Type locality: Samburu, Coast Province, southeastern Kenya (39°17’E, 3°47’S, elevation 295 m).  
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.

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
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
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