Afrotyphlops lineolatus

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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 lineolatus


  • Afrotyphlops lineolatus (Jan, 1864)

Holotype: ZMUU 725, collected by A. Afzel between late 1700s–early 1800s.

Type locality: “Sierra-Leona”.


  • Typhlops (Ophthalmidion) lineolatus Jan, 1864: 24 [original combination]
  • Onychocepahlus lineolatusBocage, 1873: 250 [subsequent combination]
  • Rhinotyphlops lineolatusBroadley & Wallach, 2000: 167 [subsequent combination]
  • Afrotyphlops lineolatusBroadley & Wallach, 2009: 39 [subsequent combination]


Primary references[edit]

  • Jan, G. 1864. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 9. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils: Paris.
  • 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: Lineolate Blind Snake