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Typhlacontias gracilis ROUX, 1907

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRoux's Blind Dart Skink 
SynonymTyphlacontias gracilis ROUX 1907: 83
Typhlacontias gracilis — GREER 1970
Typhlacontias gracilis — BROADLEY 1971
Typhlacontias gracilis — WELCH 1982: 79
Typhlacontias gracilis — HAACKE 1997 
DistributionN Namibia, NW Zimbabwe, N Botswana (Caprivi Strip), W Zambia

Type locality: Lealui, Zambia  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: MHNN Musee de Neuchatel, Switzerland. 
CommentTyphlacontias gracilis rohani has been elevated to species status.

Distribution: Not in Angola fide Marques et al. 2018. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “gracilis”, meaning small or lanky, or gracile. 
References
  • Broadley, D. G. 1971. The reptiles and amphibians of Zambia. The Puku, Occas. Pap. Dept. Wild. Fish. Natl. Parks Zambia 6: 1-143
  • Broadley, Donald G. 2006. A new species of Typhlacontias (Reptilia: Scincidae: Feylininae) from western Tanzania. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 57 (12-24):557-560 - get paper here
  • Greer, Allen E. 1970. The systematics and evolution of the Subsaharan Africa, Seychelles, and Mauritius Scincine Scincid lizards. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 140 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Haacke W D. 1997. Systematics and biogeography of the southern African scincine genus Typhlacontias (Reptilia: Scincidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 47 (1-2): 139- 163. - get paper here
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Roux, J. 1907. Sur quelques Reptiles sud-africains. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 15: 75-86. - get paper here
  • Wagner, Philipp; Donald G. Broadley, and Aaron M. Bauer 2012. A New Acontine Skink from Zambia (Scincidae: Acontias Cuvier, 1817). Journal of Herpetology 46 (4): 494-502. - get paper here
 
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