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Letheobia erythraea (SCORTECCI, 1928)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesEritrean Blind Snake 
SynonymTyphlops erythraeus SCORTECCI 1928: 291
Rhinotyphlops somalicus – (not BOULENGER) ROUX-ESTÈVE 1974: 200
Rhinotyphlops somalicus – ROUX-ESTÈVE 1975: 445 (part)
Rhinotyphlops somalicus – HAHN 1980: 35 (part)
Rhinotyphlops erythraeus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 79
Letheobia erythraeus — BROADLEY & WALLACH 2007
Letheobia erythraea — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 446
Letheobia erythraea — HEDGES et al. 2014 
DistributionEritrea (endemic to highlands, elevatin 1800-2200 m).

Type locality: Saganeiti, Eritrea (15°04’N, 39°12’E, elevation 2200 m). Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MSNM 3353 (ex-MSNM 2015); collected by Captain L. Fossati. 
CommentR. erythraeus is closely related to R. somalicus.

Description: Snout obtusely pointed in both dorsal and lateral profiles. Rostral cuneiform, broad below, terminating in a conical point, frontal subtrapezoid; supraoculat transverse, its lateral apex between preocular and ocular; eye invisible; nasal divided, inferior suture arising from second labial; ocular divided into sub-equal dorsal ocular and ventral subocular; SIP X (N1, P, S, S); MSR 20, reduction A/B 4–6, B/C 0; MD 443–462; L/D ratio 68–72; tail without a terminal spine. Brown above and gold below. For abbreviations see L. caeca. From BROADLEY & WALLACH 2007.

Habitat: Eritrean montane grassland and woodland. 
References
  • Broadley, Donald G. & Wallach, V. 2007. A review of East and Central African species of Letheobia Cope, revived from the synonymy of Rhinotyphlops Fitzinger, with descriptions of five new species (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Zootaxa 1515: 31–68 - get paper here
  • Franzen, M. & V. Wallach 2002. A new Rhinotyphlops from southeastern Turkey (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Journal of Herpetology 36 (2): 176-184 - 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
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Roux-Estève, R. 1974. Révision systématique des Typhlopidae d'Afrique. Reptilia. Serpentes. Mém. nation. Hist. nat., Paris, (sér.A.) 87: 1-313
  • Roux-Estève, R. 1974. Recherches sur la morphologie, la biogeographie et la phylogenie des Typhlopidae d'Afrique. Instit. Francais d'Afr. Noire, Dakar, Bull. (Ser. A) 36: 428-510 [1975]
  • Scortecci, G. 1929. Rettili dell'Eritrea esistenti nelle Collezioni del Museo Civico de Milano. Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali, e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milano 67 (3-4): 290-339 [also cited as pp. 33-36 and as from 1928]
 
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