Letheobia jubana BROADLEY & WALLACH, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Letheobia jubana?
|Higher Taxa||Typhlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Letheobia jubana BROADLEY & WALLACH 2007|
Typhlops lineolatus lineolatus – (not JAN) HOEVERS & JOHNSON 1982: 182
Typhlops lineolatus—(not JAN) LANZA 1983: 219, 1990: 430
Afrotyphlops jubanus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Letheobia jubana — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Letheobia jubana — WALLACH & GEMEL 2018
Type locality: vicinity of Mareri, Juba Sugar Project, west bank of Juba River, Middle Juba region, southern Somalia (00°30’N, 42°46’E, elevation ca. 20 m).
|Types||Holotype: CAS 151201, a female, collected by P. M. Johnson, 25 January 1979, in a termite hill.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Apparently most closely related to Letheobia decorosa of Cameroon, but differing in its rostral, which tapers posteriorly to a blunt point and has an obtusely angular keratinized cutting edge (rostral rounded posteriorly and snout rounded in L. decorosa); its frontal being smaller than a supraocular (larger in L. decorosa); and its lower middorsal count, 391–435 vs 460–542 in L. decorosa.|
|Comment||Habitat. The type series was bulldozed out of termitaria on levees of sandy loam on the west bank of the Juba River. The original vegetation consisted of tall riverine trees with undergrowth of shrubs and creepers.|
|Etymology||named after the type locality.|