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Letheobia jubana BROADLEY & WALLACH, 2007

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLetheobia 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 
DistributionS Somalia

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).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CAS 151201, a female, collected by P. M. Johnson, 25 January 1979, in a termite hill. 
CommentHabitat. 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. 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
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
  • 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
  • Hoevers, L.G.; Johnson, P.M. 1982. Notes on a Collection of Snakes from the middle Juba Region, Somalia. Moni. Zool. Ital. Jour. Zool. Suppl. 16 8: 173-203
  • Lanza,B. 1983. A list of the Somali amphibians and reptiles. MONITORE ZOOLOGICO ITALIANO, new Ser., SUPPL. 18 (8): 193-247
  • Pyron, R.A. & Wallach, V. 2014. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa 3829 (1): 001–081
 
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