Lomi's blind legless skink

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Lomi's blind legless skink
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Typhlosaurus
Species: T. lomiae
Binomial name
Typhlosaurus lomiae
Haacke, 1986
Synonyms

Typhlosaurus lomii (orthographic error)

Lomi's blind legless skink (Typhlosaurus lomiae) is a species of skink in the family Scincidae.[1][2] The specific name lomiae honours Miss Lomi Wessels, Collection Manager of lower vertebrates and invertebrates at the Transvaal Museum.[2]

Lomi's blind legless skink is endemic to Little Namaqualand in South Africa. It is limbless and viviparous.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bauer, A. (2017). "Typhlosaurus lomiae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T22701A9379585. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Typhlosaurus lomiae at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 7 January 2017.