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


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)


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)



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*



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



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*



1997 Typhlacontias rudebecki Haacke

Distribution: Angola.