Myriopholis perreti

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Myriopholis perreti
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Leptotyphlopidae
Genus: Myriopholis
M. perreti
Binomial name
Myriopholis perreti
  • Leptotyphlops perreti
    Roux-Estève, 1979
  • Myriopholis perreti
    Adalsteinsson et al., 2009

Myriopholis perreti is a species of snake in the family Leptotyphlopidae.[2][3] The species is endemic to western Central Africa.[1]


The specific name, perreti, is in honor of Swiss herpetologist Jean-Luc Perret.[4]

Geographic range[edit]

M. perreti is found in Cameroon and Gabon. It may also occur in the Republic of Congo.[1]


M. perreti inhabits forest areas.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Myriopholis perreti ". The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré TA (1999). Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume). (Leptotyphlops perreti, p. 40).
  3. ^ "Leptotyphlops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 August 2007.
  4. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Leptotyphlops perreti, p. 203).
  5. ^ Roux-Estève, 1979.

Further reading[edit]

  • Adalsteinsson SA, Branch WR, Trape S, Vitt LJ, Hedges SB (2009). "Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of snakes of the family Leptotyphlopidae (Reptilia, Squamata)". Zootaxa 2244: 1-50. (Myriopholis peretti, new combination).
  • Roux-Estève R (1979). "Une nouvelle espèce de Leptotyphlops (Serpentes) du Cameroun: Leptotyphlops perreti". Revue Suisse de Zoologie 86 (2): 463-466. (Leptotyphlops perreti, new species). (in French with abstract in English).