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Anilios ammodytes (MONTAGUE, 1914)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTyphlops ammodytes MONTAGUE 1914: 642
Typhlops diversus — WAITE 1918: 31
Ramphotyphlops diversus ammodytes — STORR 1981: 243
Ramphotyphlops diversus — COGGER et al. 1983: 196
Ramphotyphlops ammodytes — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984: 105
Libertadictus ammodytes — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 40
Ramphotyphlops diversus — MCDIARMID et al. 1999: 64
Ramphotyphlops diversus ammodytes — COGGER 2000
Ramphotyphlops ammodytes — STORR et al. 2002: 16
Austrotyphlops ammodytes — WALLACH 2006
Ramphotyphlops ammodytes — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 406
Libertadictus ammodytes — HOSER 2012: 22
Ramphotyphlops ammodytes — MARIN et al. 2013
Libertadictus (Slopptyphlops) ammodytes — HOSER 2013: 45
Libertadictus (Slopptyphlops) richardwellsi HOSER 2013: 45
Ramphotyphlops ammodytes — WILSON & SWAN 2013: 436
Anilios ammodytes — WALLACH et al. 2014: 36
Anilios ammodytes — HEDGES et al. 2014
Anilios ammodytes — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Ramphotyphlops ammodytes — COGGER 2014: 795 
DistributionWest Australia (Pilbara region, West Australia)

Type locality: “Hermite Is., Monte Bello Ils. [= Montebello Islands], W.A.” [= Western Australia]  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.11.23 (formerly BMNH 1913.10.16.1, Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014) 
CommentType species: Typhlops ammodytes Montague 1914 is the type species of the subgenus Slopptyphlops Hoser 2013: 45 (subgenus of Libertadictus Wells & Wellington 1984), both junior synonyms of Anilios (SHEA 2015). 
EtymologyFrom Greek ammodutēs = sand-dweller (Bodson 2014). 
References
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  • Cogger H.G., Cameron EE & Cogger HM 1983. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Volume 1: AMPHIBIA AND REPTILIA. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • 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
  • Hoser, R.T. 2012. A review of the extant scolecophidians (“blindsnakes”) including the formal naming and diagnosis of new tribes, genera, subgenera, species and subspecies for divergent taxa. Australasian J. Herpetol. 15: 1–64. - get paper here
  • Hoser, R.T. 2013. The description of new snake subgenera, species and subspecies from Australia (Squamata: Serpentes). Australasian J. Herpetol. 16: 39–52
  • Marin, J., Donnellan, S.C., Hedges, S.B., Puillandre, N., Aplin, K., Doughty, P., Hutchinson, M.N., Couloux, A. & Vidal, N. 2013. Hidden species diversity of Australian burrowing snakes (Ramphotyphlops). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, doi: 10.1111/bij.12132 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Montague, P.D. 1914. A report on the fauna of the Monte Bello Islands. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1914: 625-652 + plates - get paper here
  • Pyron, R.A. & Wallach, V. 2014. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa 3829 (1): 001–081
  • Storr G M 1981. The genus Ramphotyphlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) in Western Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 9 (3): 235-271 - get paper here
  • Storr, G.M., Smith, L.A. & Johnstone, R.E. 2002. Snakes of Western Australia, Revised edition. Perth: Western Australian Museum, xiii + 309 pp
  • Waite, E. R. 1918. Review of the Australian blind snakes. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 1: 1-34
  • Wallach, V. 2006. The nomenclatural status of Australian Ramphotyphlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc 42 (1): 8-24
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  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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