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








Genus
Typhlosaurus

Blind Legless Skinks, African Blind Skinks

Afrikanische Blindskinke

Afrikanske Blindskinker

1834 Typhline Wiegmann [not Typhline Wagler] (type species: Typhline cuvieri Wiegmann 1834; syn. Broadley 1968)
1834 Typhlosaurus Wiegmann (type species: Typhline cuvieri Wiegmann 1834)
Contents: 5 species, of which 4 (80.0%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included five species now placed in Acontias (aurantiacus, cregoi, gariepensis, jappi, kgalagadi [formerly Typhlosaurus lineatus]).
Distribution: Namibia, South Africa (Northern Cape, Western Cape).

Typhlosaurus braini

Slender Blind Legless Skink, (Brain's Blind Legless Skink)

Venus-blindskink

Venus-blindskink

1964 Typhlosaurus braini Haacke

Distribution: Namibia.


Typhlosaurus caecus

Yellow Blind Legless Skink, Southern Blind Legless Skink, (Cuvier's Blind Legless Skink)

Gelber Blindskink

Gul Blindskink

1817 Acontias caecus Cuvier
Typhlosaurus caecus Peters 1882
1834 Typhline cuvieri Wiegmann (Broadley 1968)

Distribution: South Africa (Western Cape).


Typhlosaurus lomiae

Northern Cape Blind Legless Skink, (Lomi's Blind Legless Skink)

Nördlicher Kap-blindskink

Nordlig Kap-blindskink

1986 Typhlosaurus lomii Haacke
Typhlosaurus lomiae Michels & Bauer 2004 [justified emendation]

Distribution: South Africa (Northern Cape).


Typhlosaurus meyeri

Sperrgebiet Blind Legless Skink, (Meyer's Blind Legless Skink)

Sperrgebiet-Blindskink

Sperrgebiet-blindskink

1894 Typhlosaurus meyeri Boettger
1943 Typhlosaurus plowesi Fitzsimons (Broadley 1968)

Distribution: Namibia, South Africa (Northern Cape).


Typhlosaurus vermis

Pink Blind Legless Skink, (Boulenger's Blind Legless Skink)

Hellroter Blindskink

Lyserød Blindskink

1887 Typhlosaurus vermis Boulenger

Distribution: South Africa (Northern Cape).