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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Typhlopoidea

Familia: Leptotyphlopidae
Genus: Namibiana
Species: Namibiana labialis

Namibiana labialis (Sternfeld, 1908)

Holotype: ZMB 21691.

Type locality: “Outgo (D. S. W. Afrika) [=Outjo, South-West Africa]”.

Glauconia labialis Sternfeld, 1908: 92 [original combination]
Leptotyphlops labialis — Mertens, 1955: 87 [subsequent combination]
Namibiana labialis — Adalsteinsson, Branch, Trape, Vitt & Hedges, 2009: 13 [subsequent combination]

Primary references

Sternfeld, R. 1908. Neue und ungenügend bekannte afrikanische Schlangen. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1908(4): 92–95. BHL Reference page.
Adalsteinsson, S.A., Branch, W.R., Trape, S., Vitt, L.J. & Hedges, S.B. 2009. Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of snakes of the Family Leptotyphlopidae (Reptilia, Squamata). Zootaxa 2244: 1–50. Abstract & excerpt. Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Namibiana labialis. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 19 April 2018.

Vernacular names
English: Damara Thread Snake

The Damara threadsnake (Namibiana labialis) is a species of snake in the family Leptotyphlopidae.[1][2][3] It is found in northwestern Namibia and southern Angola.[1]

Namibiana labialis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 29 July 2018.
McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
"Leptotyphlops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 August 2007.


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