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Afrotyphlops rondoensis (LOVERIDGE, 1942)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Rondo Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops tettensis rondoensis LOVERIDGE 1942: 256
Typhlops tettensis rondoensis — LOVERIDGE 1957: 10
Typhlops rondoensis — LAURENT 1964: 419
Typhlops rondoensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 118
Afrotyphlops rondoensis — BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009
Afrotyphlops rondoensis — HEDGES et al. 2014
Afrotyphlops rondoensis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 352
Afrotyphlops rondoensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 16 
DistributionSE Tanzania (Rondo Plateau and Newala region)

Type locality: Nchingidi, Rondo Plateau, Lindi District, Tanzania.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R48066 
DiagnosisDescription in BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009. 
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
  • Laurent, R.F. 1964. A Revision of the punctatus Group of African Typhlops. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 130 (6): 387-444 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1942. Scientific results of a fourth expedition to forested areas in east and central Africa. IV. Reptiles. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 237-373 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1957. On a third collection of reptiles taken in Tanganyika by C.J.P. Ionides, Esq. Tanganyika Notes and Records 43: 1-19
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - 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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