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Myriopholis boueti (CHABANAUD, 1917)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Leptotyphlopinae, Myriopholini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Bouet’s worm snake 
SynonymGlauconia boueti CHABANAUD 1917: 9
Glauconia debilis CHABANAUD 1918
Leptotyphlops narirostris boueti — VILLIER 1950: 55
Leptotyphlops debilis — HAHN 1980: 11
Leptotyphlops narirostris boueti — HAHN & WALLACH 1998
Leptotyphlops debilis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 27
Leptotyphlops boueti — TRAPE & MANÉ 2000
Myriopholis boueti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 463 
DistributionSenegal, Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso, Niger, Sudan (Jumhūriyyat)

Type locality: “Soudan” (= Djenné, Mali)

debilis: Chad, Niger, Mali, Mauritania ?, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Western Sahara; Type locality: Kousri (= Koussri), Chad  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1917.0024
Holotype: MNHN RA 1904-180 (= MHNP) [debilis] 
CommentDistribution (debilis): Not listed in TRAPE & MANÉ 2006. Records from Mauritania are questionable (fide PADIAL, pers. comm.). Not in Benin fide ULLENBRUCH et al. 2010. Not listed for Togo by Segniagbeto et al. 2012. Not in Liberia fide Senter & Chippaux 2022.

Synonymy: Glauconia debilis CHABANAUD 1918: 111 has been synonymized with Leptotyphlops narirostris boueti by HAHN & WALLACH 1998. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Georges Bouet (1869-1957), a physician and ornithologist who worked in Madagascar (1900-1904) and in French West Africa (1906-1930). 
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  • 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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