Typhlacontias rudebecki HAACKE, 1997
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Typhlacontias rudebecki?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Rudebeck’s Western Burrowing Skink|
|Synonym||Typhlacontias rudebecki HAACKE 1997|
Typhlacontias rudebecki — MARQUES et al. 2018
|Distribution||Angola (Mocamedes district, Sao Nicolau)|
Type locality: Sao Nicolau, Moçamedes (= Namibe) district, Angola (1412 Ad).
|Types||Holotype: TM 25465, sex undetermined, collected during September 1956 by G. Rudebeck|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Lower labials not fused, number of ventrals higher than of related T. gracilis. Rostral not notched laterally, five upper labials with first (= fused 1 and 2?) very large, extending to below anterior edge of eye, loreal separated from second upper labial which is in touch with the eye.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||Named after the collector Dr G. Rudebeck, who was a member of the Swedish Lund University Expedition to South Africa at that time.|