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Anilios bituberculatus (PETERS, 1863)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesProng-snouted Blind Snake 
SynonymOnychocephalus bituberculatus PETERS 1863: 233
Typhlops bituberculatus — WAITE 1918: 27
Typhlops bituberculatus — BOULENGER 1893: 48
Typhlops bituberculatus — WAITE 1918: 27
Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus — ROBB 1966: 676
Typhlina bituberculata — COGGER 1975
Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus — STORR 1981: 241
Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus — COGGER et al. 1983: 195
Libertadictus bituberculatus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984: 105
Libertadictus bituberculatus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 40
Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus — MCDIARMID et al. 1999: 59
Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus — COGGER 2000: 589
Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus — STORR et al. 2002: 20
Austrotyphlops bituberculatus — WALLACH 2006
Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 408
Libertadictus bituberculatus — HOSER 2012: 22
Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus — MARIN et al. 2013
Libertadictus (Libertadicus) bituberculatus — HOSER 2013: 43
Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus — WILSON & SWAN 2013: 438
Anilios bituberculatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 37
Anilios bituberculatus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Anilios bituberculatus — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus — COGGER 2014: 797 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia)

Type locality: “Buchsfelde bei Adelaide in Südaustralien” [= Loos, near Grawler, South Australia] Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 4723, 4724 (2 specimens), 6448 
CommentType species: Onychocephalus bituberculatus Peters 1863 is the type species of the genus Libertadictus Wells & Wellington 1984: 104, a junior synonym of Anilios (fide Shea 2015). 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • 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 Journal of Herpetology 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.
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1863. Eine Übersicht der von Hrn. Richard Schomburgk an das zoologische Museum eingesandten Amphibien, aus Buchsfelde bei Adelaide in Südaustralien. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1863 (April): 228-236 - 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
  • 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
  • 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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