You are here » home advanced search search results Typhlacontias kataviensis

Typhlacontias kataviensis BROADLEY, 2006

IUCN Red List - Typhlacontias kataviensis - Endangered, EN

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Typhlacontias kataviensis?

Add your own observation of
Typhlacontias kataviensis »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

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 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS. Close to T. gracilis, but usually distinguished by the fusion of the ‘third supraocular’ (Haacke 1997) with the upper anterior temporal (an aberration in the type of T. gracilis Haacke 1997) and the frontoparietal with the upper second temporal (Fig. 2). The ventral counts average slightly higher than those for either T. gracilis or T. rohani, while the subcau- dal counts average higher than those of T. gracilis, but are lower than those of T. rohani (Table 1 in BROADLEY 2006). 
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
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Typhlacontias&species=kataviensis

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.



Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator