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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, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Western Sahara; Type locality: Kousri (= Koussri), Chad  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1917.0024
Holotype: MNHN (= MHNP) 1904-180 [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.

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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  • Chabanaud,P. 1918. Étude complémentaire de deux Agama de l'Afrique occidentale et description de quatre espèces nouvelles de reptiles de la même région. Bull. Mus. nation. Hist. nat. Paris 24: 104-112 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Chirio, L. 2009. Inventaire des reptiles de la région de la Réserve de Biosphère Transfrontalière du W (Niger/Bénin/Burkina Faso: Afrique de l’Ouest). [Herpetological survey of the W Transfrontier Biosphere Reserve area (Niger/Benin/Burkina Faso: West Africa]. Bull. Soc. Herp. France (132): 13-41 - get paper here
  • Ineich, Ivan and Patrick Prudent. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Myriopholis boueti (Bouet's worm snake). Herpetological Review 45 (3): 466 - 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.
  • Padial, J. M. 2006. COMMENTED DISTRIBUTIONAL LIST OF THE REPTILES OF MAURITANIA (WEST AFRICA). Graellsia, 62(2): 159-178 - get paper here
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  • TRAPE, Jean-François 2005. Note sur quelques serpents méconnus du Burkina Faso de la collection de Benigno Roman. Bull. Soc. Herp. France 116: 39-49 - get paper here
  • Trape, Jean-François; Israël Demba Kodindo, Ali Sougoudi Djiddi, Joseph Mad-Toïngué & Clément Hinzoumbé Kerah 2020. The snakes of Chad: results of a field survey and annotated country-wide checklist. Bonn zoological Bulletin 69 (2): 367–393 - get paper here
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  • Villiers,A. 1950. Les serpents de l'ouest africain. Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire, Dakar
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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