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Leptotyphlops latirostris (STERNFELD, 1912)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Leptotyphlopinae, Leptotyphlopini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesUvira worm snake 
SynonymGlauconia latirostris STERNFELD 1912: 264
Leptotyphlops conjunctus latirostris - LAURENT 1956: 368
Leptotyphlops latirostris — BROADLEY & WALLACH 2007: 63
Leptotyphlops latirostris — WALLACH et al. 2014: 274 
DistributionE Democratic Republic of Congo (Northern shores of Lake Tanganyika and the Ruzizi valley), W Burundi, 700–1000 m elevation (fide BROADLEY & WALLACH 2007)

Type locality: northwest shore of Lake Tanganyika, elevation above 775 m [= E Kivu Region, Democratic Republic of Congo]. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ZMB 22376, collected by R. Grauer, 1907–08; Boulenger, 1915a: 198 
CommentHabitat: Savanna below 1000 m, a mosaic of East African evergreen bushland and secondary Acacia wooded grassland, but now largely converted to cultivation steppe. 
  • Broadley, Donald G. & Wallach, V. 2007. A revision of the genus Leptotyphlops in northeastern Africa and southwestern Arabia (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae). Zootaxa 1408: 1–78 - get paper here
  • Laurent,R.F. 1956. Contribution à l'herpetologie de la région des Grandes Lacs de l'Afrique centrale. Ann. Mus. Roy. Congo Belge (Sci. Zool.), 48: 1-390
  • Sternfeld, R. 1912. IV. Zoologie II. Lfg. Reptilia. In: Schubotz., R. (ed.): Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika Expedition 1907- 1908, unter Führung A. Friedrichs, Herzogs zu Mecklenburg. Klinkhard und Biermann, Leipzig: 197-279 [published 1912, not 1913, as often cited, see Männel & Kucharzewski 2017] - 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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