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Taxonomy of the family Scincidae
Bibliography of the genus Typhlacontias
Biodiversity of the family Scincidae








Genus
Typhlacontias

Western Burrowing Skinks, Blind Dart Skinks

Südwestafrikanische Wühlskinke*

Sydvestafrikanske Graveskinker*

1873 Typhlacontias Bocage (type species: Typhlacontias punctatissimus Bocage 1873)
1943 Fitzsimonsia Witte & Laurent (type species: Typhlacontias brevipes Fitzsimons 1939; syn. Greer 1970)
Contents: 7 species, of which 3 (42.9%) are endemic.
Distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Typhlacontias brevipes

Short-legged Burrowing Skink, (FitzSimons' Burrowing Skink)

Kurzbein-Wühlskink*

Kortbenet Graveskink*

1939 Typhlacontias brevipes Fitzsimons
Fitzsimonsia brevipes Witte & Laurent 1943

Distribution: Namibia.


Typhlacontias gracilis

Zambian Burrowing Skink*

Sambianischer Wühlskink*

Zambiansk Graveskink*

1907 Typhlacontias gracilis Roux

Distribution: Namibia, Zambia.


Typhlacontias johnsonii

Kaokoveld Burrowing Skink*, Kaokoveld Legless Burrowing Skink, (Johnson's Burrowing Skink)

Kaokoveld-Wühlskink*

Kaokoveld-graveskink*

1916 Typhlacontias johnsonii Andersson

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of punctatissimus (e.g., Witte & Laurent 1943). Revalidated as a separate species by Haacke (1997).
Distribution: Angola, Namibia.


Typhlacontias kataviensis

Katavi Burrowing Skink*

Katavi-Wühlskink*

Katavi-graveskink*

2006 Typhlacontias kataviensis Broadley

Distribution: Tanzania.


Typhlacontias punctatissimus

Speckled Burrowing Skink, Dotted Blind Dart Skink

Gesprenkelter Wühlskink*

Spættet Graveskink*

1873 Typhlacontias punctatissimus Bocage
1964 Typhlacontias bogerti Laurent (Haacke 1997)
1997 Typhlacontias punctatissimus brainei Haacke

Distribution: Angola, Namibia.


Typhlacontias rohani

Kalahari Burrowing Skink

Kalahari-Wühlskink*

Kalahari-graveskink*

1924 Typhlacontias rohani Angel
Typhlacontias gracilis rohani Auerbach 1987
1932 Typhlacontias ngamiensis Fitzsimons (Haacke 1997)
Typhlacontias gracilis ngamiensis Broadley & Blake 1979

Distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Typhlacontias rudebecki

Mocamedes Burrowing Skink*

Mocamedes-Wühlskink*

Mocamedes-graveskink*

1997 Typhlacontias rudebecki Haacke

Distribution: Angola.