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Letheobia pauwelsi WALLACH, 2005

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymLetheobia pauwelsi WALLACH 2005
Letheobia pauwelsi — HEDGES et al. 2014 

Type locality: Eastern base of Mont Iboundji, Département de Offoué-Onoy, Ogooué-Lolo Province, central Gabon, ca. 1°08' S, 11°52' E, 580 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: IRSNB 2580, an adult male collected by O. S. G. Pauwels (field no. P806) on 18 November 2001. 
CommentColour in life: Body dark pink, head, tongue and tail tip pale yellow, eye faintly visible. Colour of dorsum in preservative beige, middorsal 10 rows faintly pigmented; venter immaculate cream, unpigmentled. 
EtymologyEtymology.—This species is named in honor of its collector, Olivier S. G. Pauwels, a great friend, colleague, and tireless field worker. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Pauwels, O.S.G. & Vande weghe, J.P. 2008. Les reptiles du Gabon. Smithsonian Institution, Washington: 272 pp. - get paper here
  • Wallach, V. 2005. Letheobia pauwelsi, a new species of blindsnake from Gabon (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). African Journal of Herpetology 54(1): 85-91 - get paper here
  • Wallach, V. & Gemel, R. 2018. Typhlops weidholzi n. inedit., a new species of Letheobia from the republic of Cameroon, and a synopsis of the genus (Squamata: Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae). Herpetozoa 31 (1/2): 27 - 46 - get paper here
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