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Letheobia stejnegeri (LOVERIDGE, 1931)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesStejneger's Beaked Snake 
SynonymTyphlops stejnegeri LOVERIDGE 1931
Rhinotyphlops stejnegeri - ROUX-ESTÊVE 1931
Typhlops vanderysti WITTE 1933
Rhinotyphlops stejnegeri — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 87
Letheobia stejnegeri — BROADLEY & WALLACH 2007
Letheobia stejnegeri — HEDGES et al. 2014 
DistributionW/C Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) (Kasai), Congo (Brazzaville)

Type locality: "Luebo District, Belgian Congo" [Kasai, Zaire]. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM 23979. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1851-1943), Norwegian-born herpetologist who moved to the US in 1881 and became curator of reptiles at the Smithsonian Institution in 1889. 
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
  • 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
  • Loveridge,A. 1931. A new snake of the genus Typhlops from the Belgian Congo. Copeia 1931 (3) : 92-93 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Roux-Estêve, R. 1931. Mém. Mus. nation. Hist. nat., Paris, 87: 207
  • 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
  • Witte, G. F. de 1933. Description d'un Typhlops nouveau du Congo Belge. Rev. Zool. Bot. afr., Bruxelles, 24 (1): 104-105
 
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