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Afrotyphlops steinhausi (WERNER, 1909)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Steinhaus' Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops steinhausi WERNER 1909: 209
Typhlops batesii BOULENGER 1911: 370
Typhlops intermedius — SCHMIDT 1923: 47 (part. ? fide BROADLEY)
Typhlops steinhausi — LAURENT 1964
Typhlops steinhousi ROUX-ESTÈVE 1965 (error typographicus)
Typhlops steinhausi — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 120
Rhinotyphlops steinhausi — CHIRIO & INEICH 2006
Afrotyphlops steinhausi — BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009
Afrotyphlops steinhausi — HEDGES et al. 2014
Afrotyphlops steinhausi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 17 
DistributionS Nigeria, S Cameroon, SE Central African Republic, N Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Congo (Brazzaville)

Type locality: “Kamerun” [Cameroon].  
TypesNeotype: MNHN-RA 1964.0139, according to Hahn (1980:72)
Syntypes (2): Originally in ZMH (destroyed during World War II, according to Hahn, 1980, Das Tierreich 101:1-93[72]). 
DiagnosisDescription in BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009. 
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