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Myriopholis rouxestevae (TRAPE & MANÉ, 2004)

IUCN Red List - Myriopholis rouxestevae - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Leptotyphlopinae, Myriopholini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Roux-Estève’s worm snake 
SynonymTyphlops rouxestevae TRAPE & MANÉ 2004
Leptotyphlops rouxestevae — TRAPE & MANE 2006
Myriopholis rouxestevae — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009
Myriopholis rouxestevae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 466 
DistributionSenegal (Ndébou), Guinea (Conakry)

Type locality: Senegal (Ndébou), 21°31’ N, 12° 27’ W  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 2000.2515; paratypes: MNHN-RA 2000.2516-2517 
CommentDistribution: Not in Mali fide Trape & Mané 2017. One specimen from Sébékourani was attributed erroneously to Myriopholis rouxestevae (Trape & Mané, 2004) in the distribution map of Trape & Mané (2006) 
EtymologyNamed after Madame Rolande Roux-Estève. 
  • Trape, J.-F. & Mané, Y. 2004. Les serpents des environs de Bandafassi (Sénégal oriental). Bull. Soc. Herp. France 109: 5-34 - get paper here
  • Trape, J.-F. & Mané, Y. 2006. Guide des serpents d’Afrique occidentale. Savane et désert. [Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger]. IRD Editions, Paris, 226 pp. - get paper here
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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