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Acutotyphlops banaorum WALLACH, BROWN, DIESMOS & GEE, 2007

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAcutotyphlops banaorum WALLACH, BROWN, DIESMOS & GEE 2007
Acutotyphlops banaorum — HEDGES et al. 2014
Acutotyphlops banaorum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 8 
DistributionN Philippines (Luzon: Kalinga Province)

Type locality: irrigation ditch in a muddy area of water pools near Barangay Balbalasang, Municipality of Balbalan, Kalinga Province, Luzon Island, The Philippines (17°29’N, 121°03’E), 900 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: PNM 9280 (formerly FMNH 259604; field number GVAG 219), a juvenile male collected by G. V. A. Gee on 28 March 2001. 
Comment 
Etymologynamed in recognition of the Banao tribespeoples of the Central Cordillera. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Hedges, S.B., Marion, A.B., Lipp, K.M., Marin, J. & Vidal, N. 2014. A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata). Caribbean Herpetology 49: 1–61 - get paper here
  • Wallach, V.; Brown, R.M.; Diesmos, A.C. & Gee, G.V.A. 2007. An Enigmatic New Species of Blind Snake from Luzon Island, Northern Philippines, with A Synopsis of The Genus Acutotyphlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Journal of Herpetology 41 (4): 690-702 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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