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Anilios batillus (WAITE, 1894)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBatillus Blind Snake 
SynonymTyphlops batillus WAITE 1894: 9
Typhlops batillus — WAITE 1918: 30
Ramphotyphlops batillus — ROBB 1966: 676
Typhlina batilla — MCDOWELL 1974: 47
Ramphotyphlops batillus — COGGER et al. 1983: 195
Ramphotyphlops battillus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984: 105
Libertadictus batillus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 40
Ramphotyphlops batillus — MCDIARMID et al. 1999: 59
Austrotyphlops batillus — WALLACH 2006
Ramphotyphlops batillus — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 408
Libertadictus batillus — HOSER 2012: 22
Ramphotyphlops batillus — WILSON & SWAN 2013: 438
Libertadictus (Sheatyphlops) batillus — HOSER 2013: 49
Anilios batillus — WALLACH et al 2014: 37
Anilios batillus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Anilios batillus — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Ramphotyphlops batillus — COGGER 2014: 796 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales)

Type locality: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R42756 
CommentNot listed by COGGER 2000.

Type species: Typhlops batillus Waite 1894 is the type species of the subgenus Sheatyphlops Hoser 2013: 48 (subgenus of Libertadictus Wells & Wellington 1984), both junior synonyms of Anilios (fide SHEA 2015).

The species is known only from a single specimen. 
References
  • 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.
  • 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
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • McDowell, S. B. 1974. A catalogue of the snakes of New Guinea and the Solomons, with special reference to those in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Part l. Scolecophidia. Journal of Herpetology 8 (1): 1-57 - 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
  • Robb,J. 1966. The generic status of Australasian typhlopids (Reptilia: Squamata). Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (13) 9: 675-679
  • Shea, G.M. 1999. Waite’s blind snakes (Squamata: Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae): identification of sources and correction of errors. Rec. Austral. Mus. 51 (1): 447-450 - get paper here
  • Shea, G.M. 2015. A new species of Anilios (Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae) from Central Australia Zootaxa 4033 (1): 103–116 - get paper here
  • Waite, E. R. 1894. Notes on Australian Typhlopidae. Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, Sydney, (2) 9: 9-14 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Wells R W; Wellington C R 1984. A synopsis of the class Reptilia in Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology 1 (3-4): 73-129 [1983]
  • Wells, R. W. and Wellington, C. R. 1985. A classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology, Supplementary Series, (1):1-61. - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
  • Wilson,S. & Swan, G. 2013. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 4th ed. New Holland Publishers, 592 pp.
 
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