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Letheobia praeocularis (STEJNEGER, 1894)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLéopoldville Beaked Snake 
SynonymTyphlops praeocularis STEJNEGER 1894
Typhlops praeocularis lundensis LAURENT 1964: 90
Tphlops praeocularis praeocularis — LAURENT 1964
Rhinotyphlops praeocularis — ROUX-ESTÈVE 1974: 221
Rhinotyphlops praeocularis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 83
Letheobia praeocularis — BROADLEY & WALLACH 2007
Letheobia praeocularis — HEDGES et al. 2014 
DistributionZaire (Leopoldville), Cameroon, Angola, Nigeria, W Democratic Republic of Congo (= Zaire), Congo (Brazzaville), possibly Cameroon (because it occurs in Nigeria 50 km from the border [HR 28: 160]).

Type locality: "Leopoldville, or Stanley Pool, Congo Free State" [Kinshasa Province, Zaire]  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM 20799. 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Chifundera, K. 1990. Snakes of Zaire and their bites. Afr. Stud. Monogr. (Kyoto) 10(3): 137-157.
  • 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
  • Laurent, R.F. 1964. Reptiles et batraciens de l'Angola (troisième note). Companhia de Di amantes de Angola (Diamang), Serviços Culturais, Museu do Dundo (Angola), No. 67, 165 pp.
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Rasmussen, Jens B. 1997. Geographic Distribution. Rhinotyphlops praeocularis. Herpetological Review 28 (3): 160 - get paper here
  • Roux-Estève, R. 1974. Révision systématique des Typhlopidae d'Afrique. Reptilia. Serpentes. Mém. nation. Hist. nat., Paris, (sér.A.) 87: 1-313
  • Stejneger, L. 1894. Description of a new species of blind snake (Typhlopidae) from the Congo Free State. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 16: 709-710 [1893] - get paper here
  • Trape, J.F. & R. ROUX-ESTÈVE 1995. Les serpents du Congo: liste commentée et clé de détermination. Journal of African Zoology 109 (1): 31-50
  • TRAPE, JEAN-FRANÇOIS & CELLOU BALDÉ 2014. A checklist of the snake fauna of Guinea, with taxonomic changes in the genera Philothamnus and Dipsadoboa (Colubridae) and a comparison with the snake fauna of some other West African countries. Zootaxa 3900 (3): 301–338
  • 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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