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Leptotyphlops latirostris (STERNFELD, 1912)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Leptotyphlopinae, Leptotyphlopini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
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:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

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.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 22376, collected by R. Grauer, 1907–08; Boulenger, 1915a: 198 
CommentDiagnosis: A member of the Leptotyphlops scutifrons group with 12 scale rows around the tail. The rostral is broad, resembling that of L. s. merkeri rather than L. s. pitmani, but is more tapered posteriorly. This appears to be the smallest form in the L. scutifrons complex, the 155 mm holotype being the largest known specimen.

Habitat: Savanna below 1000 m, a mosaic of East African evergreen bushland and secondary Acacia wooded grassland, but now largely converted to cultivation steppe. 
References
  • 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 [this volume was published in parts from 1911 to 1913 but this part was printed in 1912] - 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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