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Typhlacontias kataviensis BROADLEY, 2006

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesKatavi blind dart skink 
SynonymTyphlacontias kataviensis BROADLEY 2006
Typhlacontias kataviensis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 168 
DistributionSW Tanzania, ca. 850 m elevation

Type locality: Mswala Sands, bordering the Katavi floodplain [06°38′33′′S 31°12′32′′E] at ca. 850 m in the Katavi National Park, western Tanzania.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: CAS 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
References
  • 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
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
 
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