Afrotyphlops fornasinii

From Wikispecies
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Taxonavigation: Typhlopoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Typhlopoidea

Familia: Typhlopidae
Subfamilia: Afrotyphlopinae
Genus: Afrotyphlops
Species: Afrotyphlops fornasinii


  • Afrotyphlops fornasinii (Bianconi, 1849)

Holotype: MBI, collected by C. Fornasini between 1842–1847.

Type locality: “Mozambico”.


  • Typhlops fornasini Bianconi, 1849: 107 [original combination, incorrect original spelling]
  • Typhlops fornasiniiBianconi, 1850: 183 [subsequent combination]
  • Rhinotyphlops fornasiniiBroadley & Wallach, 2000: 167 [subsequent combination]
  • Afrotyphlops fornasiniiBroadley & Wallach, 2009: 27 [subsequent combination]


Primary references[edit]

  • Bianconi, G.G. 1849. Lettera al Dottore Filippo de–Filippi, Professore di Zoologia a Torino sopra alcune nuove specie di rettili del Mozambico. Nuovi annali delle scienze naturali Serie 2, 10: 106–109. BHL
  • Broadley, D.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. Abstract & excerpt Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Fornasini's Blind Snake