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Amerotyphlops tenuis (SALVIN, 1860)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCoffee Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops tenuis SALVIN 1860: 454
Typhlops basimaculatus COPE 1867: 320
Typhlops perditus PETERS 1869: 435
Typhlops praelongus MÜLLER 1885: 674
Typhlops tenuis — BOULENGER 1893: 28
Typhlops praelongis TAYLOR 1939: 442 (misspelling)
Typhlops tenuis — LINER 1994
Typhlops tenuis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 121
Amerotyphlops tenuis — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops tenuis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 772 
DistributionMexico (Gulf area, Veracruz, Oaxaca), Guatemala

Type locality: “Coban [Cobán, Alta Verapaz] in Guatemala.” Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.11.71 (formerly BMNH 1864.1.26.47, according to Dixon and Hendricks (1979:28). 
CommentTyphlops stadelmani SCHMIDT 1936 has been removed from synonym with T. tenuis by MCCRANIE & WILSON 2001. JAN (1864) ascribes T. tenuis to himself. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1867. Fifth contribution lo the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 18 [1866]: 317-323 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Jan, G. 1864. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 3. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - get paper here
  • Legler, J.M. 1959. A new blind snake (genus Typhlops) from Cuba. Herpetologica 15 (2): 105-112 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • MCCRANIE, J. R. & L. D. WILSON 2001. Taxonomic status of Typhlops stadelmani SCHMIDT (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Copeia 2001 (3): 820-822 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Müller,F. 1885. Vierter Nachtrag zum Katalog der herpetologischen Sammlung des Basler Museums. Verh. naturf. Ges. Basel 7: 668-717 - get paper here
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1869. Über neue Gattungen und neue oder weniger bekannte Arten von Amphibien (Eremias, Dicrodon, Euprepes, Lygosoma, Typhlops, Eryx, Rhynchonyx, Elapomorphus, Achalinus, Coronella, Dromicus, Xenopholis, Anoplodipsas, Spilotes, Tropidonotus). Monatsber. k. preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1869: 432-447 - get paper here
  • Salvin,O. 1860. On the reptiles of Guatemala. Proc. zool. Soc. London 1860: 451-461 - get paper here
  • Schmidt,K.P. 1936. New amphibians and reptiles from Honduras in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 49: 43-50. - get paper here
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1939. Mexican snakes of the genus Typhlops. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 26 (13): 441-444 [1939] - get paper here
  • Townsend, Josiah H.; Wilson, L.D.; Ketzler, L.P. & Luque-Montes, I.R. 2008. The largest blindsnake in Mesoamerica: a new species of Typhlops (Squamata: Typhlopidae) from an isolated karstic mountain in Honduras. Zootaxa 1932: 18–26 - 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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