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Amerotyphlops trinitatus (RICHMOND, 1965)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTrinidad Blindsnake, Trinidad Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops trinitatus RICHMOND 1965
Typhlops trinitatus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 123
Typhlops trinitatus — BOOS 2001
Amerotyphlops trinitatus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops trinitatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 773 
DistributionTrinidad
Type locality: “Arima Road, 3 miles above Simla,Trinidad”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: AMNH 89820. 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Boos, H.E.A. 2001. The snakes of Trinidad and Tobago. Texas A&M University Press, 270 pp.
  • Graboski R, Arredondo JC, Grazziotin FG, et al. 2018. Molecular phylogeny and hemipenial diversity of South American species of Amerotyphlops (Typhlopidae, Scolecophidia). Zool Scripta 2018;00:1–18 - get paper here
  • Hedges SB, Powell R, Henderson RW, Hanson S, and Murphy JC 2019. Definition of the Caribbean Islands biogeographic region, with checklist and recommendations for standardized common names of amphibians and reptiles Caribbean Herpetology 67: 1–53
  • 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.
  • Richmond 1965. A new species of blind snake, Typhlops, from Trinidad. Proc. biol. Soc. Washington, 78: 121-124 - get paper here
  • 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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