Redescription of a Rare Malagasy Blind Snake, Typhlops grandidieri Mocquard, with Placement in a New Genus (Serpentes: Typhlopidae)

@article{Wallach1996RedescriptionOA,
  title={Redescription of a Rare Malagasy Blind Snake, Typhlops grandidieri Mocquard, with Placement in a New Genus (Serpentes: Typhlopidae)},
  author={V. Wallach and I. Ineich},
  journal={Journal of Herpetology},
  year={1996},
  volume={30},
  pages={367}
}
Typhlops grandidieri, a Malagasy blind snake known only from two syntypes collected in 1905, is redescribed on the basis of external and internal morphology. A lectotype is designated and a description of the soft anatomy is given for the paralectotype. Certain features indicate a relationship to the Leptotyphlopidae, particularly Rhinoleptus koniagui (single anal shield, absence of tracheal lung, cranially located heart, highly vascularized right lung with type G bronchial foramina). On the… Expand
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