Typhlosaurus braini HAACKE, 1964
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Typhlosaurus braini?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Acontinae; Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Haacke's Legless Skink|
|Synonym||Typhlosaurus braini HAACKE 1964: 5|
Typhlosaurus braini — HAACKE 1975
Typhlosaurus braini — LAMB et al. 2010
|Distribution||Namibia (central Namib desert from Kuiseb River to Koichab River)|
Type locality: dunes south of the Kuiseb River at Gobabeb in the central Namib Desert, South West Africa.
|Types||Holotype: DNMNH (= TM) 28472, Transvaal Museum|
|Etymology||Named after Dr. Charles Kimberlin Brain (b. 1931), a Zimbabwean geologist and paleontologist whose main interests are Australopithecines and the taphonomy of caves (how deposits in caves were created and fossilized). He was Director ofthe Transvaal Museum (1965-1991) but retired in 1996.|
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