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Myriopholis algeriensis (JACQUET, 1896)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Leptotyphlopinae, Myriopholini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymGlauconia algeriensis JACQUET 1896
Glauconia natatrix ANDERSSON 1937: 7
Leptotyphlops natatrix — HAHN & WALLACH 1998
Leptotyphlops macrorhynchus algeriensis — HAHN & WALLACH 1998
Leptotyphlops natatrix — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 38
Leptotyphlops algeriensis — TRAPE 2002
Myriopholis natatrix — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009
Myriopholis algeriensis — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009
Myriopholis algeriensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 463 
DistributionS Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, N Mali, NE Niger, Gambia

Type locality: Hammam Salahin, 6 km au nord de Biskra, Algeria.

natatrix: Gambia; Type locality: Tobo swamp, Gambia. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: unlocated (McDiarmid et al. 1999: 36)
Holotype: NRM = Naturhistoriska Rijksmuseum, Stockholm [natatrix] 
CommentSynonymy: Has been synonymized previously with Leptotyphlops macrorhynchus (e.g. BOULENGER 1920). Listed in SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996 as synonym of Leptotyphlops macrorhynchus. 
References
  • Adalsteinsson, S.A.; Branch, W.R.; Trapé, S.; Vitt, L.J. & Hedges, S.B. 2009. Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of snakes of the Family Leptotyphlopidae (Reptilia, Squamata). Zootaxa 2244: 1-50 - get paper here
  • Anderson, L.G. 1937. Reptiles and Batrachians collected in the Gambia by Gustav Svensson and Birger Rudebeck. Arkiv för Zoologi 29 (16): 1-28
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1919. A List of the snakes of West Africa from Mauritania to the French Congo. Proc. zool. Soc. London, 1919: 267-298 - get paper here
  • Geniez, P.; Mateo, J.A.; Geniez, M. & Pether, J. 2004. The amphibians and reptiles of the Western Sahara (former Spanish Sahara) and adjacent regions. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 228 pp. [reviewed in Reptilia GB 44: 81]
  • Hahn D. E. & V. WALLACH, 1998. Comments on the systematics of Old World Leptotyphlops (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae), with description of a new species. Hamadryad 23: 50-62 - get paper here
  • Jacquet, Maurice 1896. Sur la présence d’un Typhlops en Algérie. Bibliographie Anatomique, Paris & Nancy 4 (2): 79-81 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Padial, J. M. 2006. COMMENTED DISTRIBUTIONAL LIST OF THE REPTILES OF MAURITANIA (WEST AFRICA). Graellsia, 62(2): 159-178
  • Trape J-F and Mané Y. 2015. The snakes of Niger. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 9(2) [Special Section]: 39–55 (e110) - get paper here
  • Trape, J.-F. 2002. Note sur le statut et la répartition de quelques Leptotyphlopidés (Serpentes: Scolecophidia) du Sahara et des savanes d’[Afrique de l’Ouest. Bull. Soc. Herp. France 102: 49-62 - get paper here
  • Venchi, Alberto and Roberto Sindaco 2006. Annotated checklist of the reptiles of the Mediterranean countries, with keys to species identification. Part 2 -Snakes (Reptilia, Serpentes). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "G. Doria", Genova, XCVIII: 259-364
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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