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Afrotyphlops kaimosae (LOVERIDGE, 1935)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Kakamega blind-snake 
SynonymTyphlops kaimosae LOVERIDGE 1935: 5
Afrotyphlops kaimosae — BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009
Afrotyphlops kaimosae — HEDGES et al. 2014
Afrotyphlops kaimosae — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 347
Afrotyphlops kaimosae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 15 

Type locality: “Kaimosi Forest, near Friends’ Africa Mission, Kakamega District, Nyanza Province, Kenya Colony” [= Kenya]  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 40060 
DiagnosisDescription in BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009. 
CommentKnown only from the holotype. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Broadley, Donald G. & Wallach, V. 2009. A review of the eastern and southern African blind-snakes (Serpentes: Typhlopidae), excluding Letheobia Cope, with the description of two new genera and a new species. Zootaxa 2255: 1-100 - get paper here
  • Hedges, S.B., Marion, A.B., Lipp, K.M., Marin, J. & Vidal, N. 2014. A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata). Caribbean Herpetology 49: 1–61 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1935. Scientific results of an expedition to rain forest regions in Eastern Africa. I. New reptiles and amphibians from East Africa. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 79: 1- 19. - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
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