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Letheobia manni (LOVERIDGE, 1941)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Mann's Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops manni LOVERIDGE 1941: 118
Typhlops manni — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 110
Letheobia manni — HEDGES et al. 2014
Letheobia manni — TRAPE & BALDÉ 2014
Afrotyphlops manni — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Afrotyphlops manni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 16
Letheobia manni — WALLACH & GEMEL 2018
Afrotyphlops manni — CHIPPAUX & JACKSON 2019 
DistributionLiberia, Guinea (Conakry)

Type locality: “Harbel, Liberia” (LOVERIDGE 1941)  
TypesHolotype: USNM 109634 
CommentSynonymy: Typhlops angeli GUIBÉ 1952 has been removed from the synonymy of A. manni.

Distribution: not listed by TRAPE & BALDÉ 2014. 
EtymologyNamed after William Montana Mann (1886-1960), who ran away from home to join the circus. The circus owner, John Ringling, advised him to get an education instead. 
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  • Chippaux, Jean-Philippe & Kate Jackson 2019. Snakes of Central and Western Africa. Johns Hopkins University Press, 448 pp. [detaileld review in HR 51 (1): 161] - get paper here
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  • Loveridge, Arthur 1941. Report on the Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition's collection of reptiles and amphibians from Liberia. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 91 (3128): 113-140 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
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  • TRAPE, JEAN-FRANÇOIS & CELLOU BALDÉ 2014. A checklist of the snake fauna of Guinea, with taxonomic changes in the genera Philothamnus and Dipsadoboa (Colubridae) and a comparison with the snake fauna of some other West African countries. Zootaxa 3900 (3): 301–338 - get paper here
  • Wallach, V. & Gemel, R. 2018. Typhlops weidholzi n. inedit., a new species of Letheobia from the republic of Cameroon, and a synopsis of the genus (Squamata: Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae). Herpetozoa 31 (1/2): 27 - 46 - get paper here
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