A Brief Review of the Genus Leptotyphlops (Reptilia, Serpentes, Leptotyphlopidae) of Asia, with Description of a New Species

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Abstract

The seven Asian species of Leptotyphlops are redescribed and figured, and relationships are discussed. Leptotyphlops wilsoni sp. nov. is described from the island of Socotra, northwestern Indian Ocean. Leptotyphlops erythraeus, braccianii, and phillipsi are shown to be conspecific with L. macrorhynchus. Leptotyphlops nursi is considered to be a race of L. blanfordi. Glauconia laticeps is removed from the synoymy of L. hamulirostris, and tentatively placed in that of L. b. blanfordi. A key to the species of Asia, Socotra Island, and northeastern Africa is presented. CR - Copyright © 1978 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

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  • Donald E Hahn

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