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Letheobia newtoni (BOCAGE, 1890)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTyphlops (Onychocephalus) Newtonii BOCAGE 1890
Typhlops newtonii — BOULENGER 1893: 55
Typhlops naveli ANGEL 1920
Rhinotyphlops newtoni - ROUX-ESTÈVE 1974: 195
Rhinotyphlops newtoni — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 82
Letheobia newtoni — BROADLEY & WALLACH 2007
Letheobia newtoni — HEDGES et al. 2014 
DistributionSao Tome I, Principe I ? (Gulf of Guinea).

Type locality: "I'Ilheo das Rolas, ilot situé au sud de l'Ile St. Thomé" [= Rolas Island, south of Sao Tomé Island, Gulf of Guinea, West Africa]. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MBL 1890. 
CommentNot on Principé according to HOFER (2002). 
Etymologynamed after Mr. F. Newton, the collector of the holotype. 
References
  • Angel,F. 1920. Sur une collection de reptiles et de batraciens de l’Ile de San Tomé et de l’Ile du Prince et description d’une espèce nouvelle du genre Typhlops. Bull. Mus. nation. Hist. nat., Paris, 26 : 197-199 - get paper here
  • Bocage, J.V.B. de 1890. Sur une espèce nouvelle à ajouter à la faune erpètologique de St. Thomé et Rolas. Jorn. Sci. math. phys. nat., Lisboa, (2) 2: 61 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Hofer, D. 2002. The São Tomé and Principé Handbook. D. Hofer Verlag, Bern, 152 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
 
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