A new, medium-sized limbless Acontias lizard is described from Zambia. The new species is characterized by a concealed eye, four chin shields bordering the mental, 14 scale rows around midbody, and a unique coloration of a dark dorsum and a pale ventrum. The species is similar to its congener Acontias jappi, but distinct in aspects of pholidosis, and was assigned to the genus Acontias using external morphological as well as osteological characters. The specimen was collected on Kalahari sands at Kataba Forest Reserve in the western part of the country.
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Vol. 46 • No. 4