A new mid-altitude rainforest species of Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) from Madagascar with notes on the taxonomic status of T. boettgeri Boulenger, T. microcephalus Werner, and T. capensis Rendahl

@article{Wallach2009ANM,
  title={A new mid-altitude rainforest species of Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) from Madagascar with notes on the taxonomic status of T. boettgeri Boulenger, T. microcephalus Werner, and T. capensis Rendahl},
  author={V. Wallach and F. Glaw},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2009},
  volume={2294},
  pages={23-38}
}
We describe a new Typhlops species from mid-altitude rainforest (ca. 950 m elevation) of the Andasibe region in central eastern Madagascar. Typhlops andasibensis sp. nov. is a medium-sized species (up to 340 mm total length) and can be separated from all other Malagasy typhlopids by the combination of 26 midbody scale rows, less than 400 middorsals, and a T–V supralabial imbrication pattern. Typhlops microcephalus is confirmed as a valid species, T. boettgeri is resurrected from the synonymy of… Expand
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