Holotype of Typhlops scorteccii

Date Collected:


Africa: Somalia | 10 km S Atgoi

Current Identification
Letheobia scorteccii (Gans and Laurent, 1965)
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Lepidosauromorpha Squamata Serpentes Typhlopoidea Typhlopidae
Determiner: José Rosado on 2017-06-22
Nature of ID: revised taxonomy
Previous Identification
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Lepidosauromorpha Squamata Serpentes Typhlopoidea Typhlopidae
Determiner: Carl Gans; Laurent
Nature of ID: type ID
Remarks: Gans & Laurent/1965; Identification Made Date: 1965

Gans et al. 1965, page 56, Holotype of Typhlops scorteccii CURR ID = Rhinotyphlops scorteccii Gans & Laurent 1965 Ann Mus Roy Afr Centr ser 8, 134:56

  • collector number: 10039
  • muse location number: ZR74455

Part Condition Disposition Count
tissue (95% ethanol) good in collection 1 History
Remarks: liver/muscle; sub-sampled as part of NSF CSBR Holotype grant; transferred to MCZ-CRYO on 2021-10-29
subsampled by=Rina Morisawa   determined date=2021-10-21   determined by=Rina Morisawa  
whole animal (ethanol) good in collection 1 History

Attribute Value Determination On
associated grant Preserving the genomes of the type specimens in the MCZ (CSBR) By: Rina Morisawa 2021-10-29

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  • Continent:
  • Africa
  • Country:
  • Somalia
  • dwc:highergeographyID:
  • http://vocab.getty.edu/tgn/1000192 linked data icon
  • Specific Locality:
  • 10 km S Atgoi
  • Verbatim Locality:
  • Somalia: 10 km S Atgoi
  • Georeference:
  • 2.04854700°, 45.1208970° (Error radius: 4129m) By: Tsuyoshi Takahashi on 2021-05-25 (Source: GEOLocate)
  • Datum:
  • WGS84
  • Coordinates Entered As:
  • decimal degrees
  • Collecting Source:
  • wild caught
  • Collected On:
  • 1961-07-25
  • Verbatim Date:
  • 25/7/1961-25/7/1961
  • Collector:
  • Carl Gans

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Media type: text; Herpetology R-74455;  R-74456;  R-74457;  R-74458;  R-74459;  R-74460;  R-74461;  R-74462;  R-74463;  R-74464;  R-74465;  R-74466;  R-74467;  R-74468;  R-74469;  R-74470;  R-74471;  R-74472;  R-74473;  R-74474;  R-74475;  R-74476;  R-74477;  R-74478;  R-74479;  R-74480;  R-74481;  R-74482;  R-74483;  R-74484;  R-74485;  R-74486;  R-74487;  R-74488;  R-74489;  R-74490;  R-74491;  R-74492;  R-74493;  R-74494;  R-74495;  R-74496;  R-74497;  R-74498;  R-74499;  R-74500;  R-74501;  R-74502 Description: MCZ Herpetology Reptiles 070855-075606, pg.76;

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Ledger Entry for: 48 cataloged items from MCZ:Herp:R-74455 Letheobia scorteccii Holotype...

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