Afrotyphlops punctatus

Taxonavigation Edit

Taxonavigation: Typhlopoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata
Cladus: Toxicofera
Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Typhlopoidea

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

Name Edit

Afrotyphlops punctatus (Leach, 1819)

  • Holotype: BMNH 1946.1.11.47, collected by T.E. Bowdich between April 1817–October 1818.
  • Type locality: “Fantee [=Fanti]”, Ghana.

Combinations Edit

  • Acontias punctatus Leach in Bowdich, 1819: 493 [original combination]
  • Onychophis punctataGray, 1845: 133 [subsequent combination]
  • Typhlops punctatusBoulenger, 1893: 42 [subsequent combination]
  • Afrotyphlops punctatusBroadley & Wallach, 2009: 38 [subsequent combination]

Synonyms Edit

  • Typhlops leprosus Taylor & Weyer, 1958: 1204
    • Holotype: FMNH 120231 (EHT-HMS 31895), collected by D. Weyer in 1954.
    • Type locality: “Firestone Plantation, Harbel, Liberia, Africa”.

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Vernacular names Edit

English: Spotted Blind Snake
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