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Typhlacontias rohani ANGEL, 1923

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRohan's Blind Dart Skink 
SynonymTyphlacontias rohani ANGEL 1923: 162
Typhlacontias rohani — MONARD 1931: 100
Typhlacontias ngamiensis FITZSIMONS 1932: 37 (fide MARX 1958)
Typhlacontias ngamiensis — BROADLEY 1962
Typhlacontias rohani — GREER 1970
Typhlacontias ngamiensis — GREER 1970
Typhlacontias gracilis ngamiensis — BROADLEY & BLAKE 1979: 7
Typhlacontias gracilis rohani — AUERBACH 1987: 103
Typhlacontias rohani — HAACKE 1997
Typhlacontias rohani — MARQUES et al. 2018
Typhlacontias rohani — MARQUES et al. 2018 
DistributionSE Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, W Zambia, Namibia

ngamiensis: Zimbabwe, Botswana; Type locality: Motlhatlogo, Ngamiland

Type locality: Lwankundu, a sub-tributary of the Kwando (BRYGOO 1985: 92); Guibé 1954: 102 provided another locality, without justification: Huilla (Angola).  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 1923.1 (= MHNP = MHNR) (3083 gamma)
Holotype: TM [ngamiensis] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: No enlarged lower labial scales, five upper labials with second entering orbit, frontoparietal and prefrontal in contact with one another [HAACKE 1997: 152] 
CommentSynonymy: following Haacke 1997 
EtymologyNamed in honour of M. de Rohan-Chabot who led an expedition in 1914 into the south-eastern part of Angola, an area which is herpetologically still unexplored. 
References
  • Angel, F. 1923. Extrait de la mission Rohan-Chabot Angola et Rhodesia 1912-1914. Reptiles 4 (1). Paris, Imprimerie Nationale: 157-169
  • Auerbach, R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Mokwepa Consultants, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1962. On some reptile collections from the North-Western and North-Eastern Districts of Southern Rhodesia 1958-1961, with descriptions of four new lizards. Occ. Pap. Nat. Mus. South. Rhodesia 26 (B): 787-843
  • 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
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1985. Les types des scincidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (4e sér.) 7 (sect. A 3), suppl.: 1-126
  • Conradie W, Bills R, and Branch WR. 2016. The herpetofauna of the Cubango, Cuito, and lower Cuando river catchments of south-eastern Angola. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10(2) [Special Section]: 6–36 - get paper here
  • FitzSimons, V. 1932. Preliminary descriptions of new forms of South African Reptilia and Amphibia, from the Vernay-Lang Kalahari Expedition, 1930. Ann. Transvaal Mus. 15 (1): 35-40 - 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
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • Marx,H. 1958. Catalogue of type specimens of reptiles and amphibians in Chicago Natural History Museum. Fieldiana Zool. 36: 407-496 - get paper here
  • Monard, ALBERT 1931. Mission scientifique Suisse dans l'Angola. Résultats scientifiques. Reptiles. Bull. Soc. Neuchâtel Sci. Nat., vol. 33, pp. 89-111. [1930] - get paper here
  • Pietersen DW, Pietersen EW, Conradie W. 2017. Preliminary herpetological survey of Ngonye Falls and surrounding regions in south-western Zambia. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 11(1) [Special Section]: 24–43 (e148 - get paper here
 
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