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Typhlosaurus lomiae HAACKE, 1986

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Acontinae; Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesLomi’s Blind Legless Skink 
SynonymTyphlosaurus lomii HAACKE 1986
Typhlosaurus lomii — BAUER et al. 2000
Typhlosaurus lomiae — MICHELS & BAUER 2004 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Little Namaqualand)

Type locality: “Farm Schulpfontein, 472 Nanlaqualand District, Cape Province [now Northern Cape], South Africa, 30° 05'S, 17°14'E, altitude just below 100 m, about 5 km inland from the
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM) 56116 
CommentMorphology: Limbless. 
Etymologynamed after Miss Lomi Brown (née Wessels), Collection Manager of Lower Vertebrates and Invertebrates at the Transvaal Museum since 1976. 
  • Bates, M.F.; Branch, W.R., Bauer, A.M.; Burger, M., Marais, J.; Alexander, G.J. & de Villliers, M.S. (eds.) 2014. Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Suricata 1. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, 512 pp.
  • Bauer, A.M., Schneider, V., Lamb, T., Moler, P., and Babb, R. 2000. New data on the limbless skink Typhlosaurus lomii (Squamata: Scincidae). African Journal of Herpetology 48: 21-26 [1999] - get paper here
  • Haacke W D 1986. Description of a new species of Typhlosaurus Wiegmann, 1834 (Reptilia: Scincidae) from the west coast of southern Africa, with new records of related species. Annals Transvaal Mus. 34(9) 1986: 227-235
  • Michels, J.P. & A.M. Bauer 2004. Some corrections to the scientific names of amphibians and reptiles. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 52: 83–94 [2005] - get paper here
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