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Amerotyphlops paucisquamus (DIXON, 1979)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPernambuco Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops paucisquamus DIXON & HENDRICKS 1979
Typhlops paucisquamus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 113
Amerotyphlops paucisquamus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops paucisquamus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 768 
DistributionBrazil (Alagoas, Ceará, Maranhão, Pernambuco, Rio Grand edo Norte, Paraíba)

Type locality: “the state of Pernambuco, Brasil.”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-147336 
Commentmax length: 200 mm. 
References
  • Dixon J R; Hendricks F S 1979. The wormsnakes (family Typhlopidae) of the neotropics, exclusive of the Antilles. Zoologische Verhandelingen (173): 1-39 - get paper here
  • GRABOSKI, ROBERTA; GENTIL ALVES PEREIRA FILHO, ARIANE AUXILIADORA ARAÚJO DA SILVA, ANA LÚCIA DA COSTA PRUDENTE, HUSSAM ZAHER 2015. A new species of Amerotyphlops from Northeastern Brazil, with comments on distribution of related species. Zootaxa 3920 (3): 443–452 - 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
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Melo, Íris Virgínea; Geraldo Jorge Barbosa de Moura, Marco Antonio de Freitas, Edson Victor Euclides de Andrade, Cláudio Casal, Arthur Diesel Abegg, Marcelo Nogueira de Carvalho Kakubum 2018. New additions to herpetofauna of the Parque Estadual Dois Irmãos, an urban Atlantic Rainforest Fragment, Recife municipality, Pernambuco state, northeastern Brazil. Herpetology Notes 11: 245-254 - get paper here
  • Mesquita, Daniel Oliveira; Brygida Alves, Carmem Pedro, Daniel Laranjeiras, Francis Caldas, Isabella Pedrosa, Jefter Rodrigues, Leandro Drummond, Lucas Cavalcanti, Milena Wachlevski, Paulo Nogueira-Costa, Rafaela França, Frederico França 2018. Herpetofauna in two habitat types (tabuleiros and Stational Semidecidual Forest) in the Reserva Biológica Guaribas, northeastern Brazil Herpetology Notes 11: 455-474 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues M T 1991. Herpetofauna das dunas interiores do rio Sao Francisco, Bahia, Brasil. 4. Uma nova especie de Typhlops (Ophidia, Typhlopidae). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 37 (22) 1991: 343-346
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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