Afrotyphlops anomalus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

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
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Typhlopoidea

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

Name[edit]

  • Afrotyphlops anomalus (Bocage, 1873)

Syntypes (4): MBL 1177A-D, collected by J. d’Anchieta on 1871 and J.J. da Graça on unknown date. [destroyed by fire 18 March 1978]

Type locality: “Huilla, dans l’intérieur de Mossamedes”.

Combinations[edit]

  • Onychocephalus anomalus Bocage, 1873: 248 [original combination]
  • Typhlops anomalusBoulenger, 1893: 47 [subsequent combination]
  • Rhinotyphlops anomalusRoux-Estève, 1974: 190 [subsequent combination]
  • Megatyphlops anomalusBroadley & Wallach, 2009: 48 [subsequent combination]
  • Afrotyphlops anomalusHedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal, 2014: 20 [subsequent combination]

Synonyms[edit]

  • Typhlops (Onychocephalus) anchietae Bocage, 1886: 172

Holotype: MBL 1871, collected by J. d’Anchieta. [destroyed by fire 18 March 1978]

Type locality: “Huilla (Angola)”.

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Angolan Giant Blind Snake