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Amerotyphlops trinitatus (RICHMOND, 1965)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesTrinidad 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 
Type locality: “Arima Road, 3 miles above Simla,Trinidad”  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 89820. 
  • 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, 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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