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Afrotyphlops platyrhynchus (STERNFELD, 1910)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Tanga Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops platyrhynchus STERNFELD 1910: 69
Typhlops platyrhynchus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 113
Typhlops platyrhynchus — BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009
Afrotyphlops platyrhynchus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Madatyphlops platyrhynchus — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Afrotyphlops platyrhynchus — NAGY et al. 2015
Afrotyphlops platyrhynchus — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 351
Typhlops platyrhynchus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 769 

Type locality: “Tanga, Tanzania”  
TypesSyntypes: MCZ. 39798, ZMB. 20729, 20729A & 20729B. 
DiagnosisDescription in BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009. 
CommentAbundance: Known only from the 4 syntypes. 
  • 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
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • NAGY, ZOLTÁN T.; ANGELA B. MARION, FRANK GLAW, AURÉLIEN MIRALLES,<br />JOACHIM NOPPER, MIGUEL VENCES & S. BLAIR HEDGES 2015. Molecular systematics and undescribed diversity of Madagascan scolecophidian snakes (Squamata: Serpentes). Zootaxa 4040 (1): 031–047 - get paper here
  • Pyron, R.A. & Wallach, V. 2014. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa 3829 (1): 001–081 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Sternfeld, R. 1910. Neue Schlangen aus Kamerun, Abessynien und Deutsch-Ostafrika. Mitt. zool. Mus. Berlin 5: 67-70 - get paper here
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