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Anilios endoterus (WAITE, 1918)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesInterior Blind Snake 
SynonymTyphlops endoterus WAITE 1918: 32
Typhlops leonhardii STERNFELD 1919: 77
Typhlops leonhardii — STERNFELD 1925: 225
Ramphotyphlops endoterus — ROBB 1966: 676
Typhlina endotera — MCDOWELL 1974: 21
Ramphotyphlops endoterus — STORR 1981: 247
Ramphotyphlops endoterus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 64
Ramphotyphlops endoterus — COGGER 2000: 592
Austrotyphlops endoterus — WALLACH 2006
Ramphotyphlops endoterus — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 410
Ramphotyphlops endoterus — MARIN et al. 2013
Anilios endoterus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops endoterus — COGGER 2014: 800 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia)

Type locality: Hermannsburg, Northern Territory.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: SAMA R88, presented F. Scarfe, 22.i.1912 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A dark, medium-sized, moderately slender blind-snake with snout angular in profile, 22 midbody scale rows and nasal cleft proceeding from preocular. Most like R. hamatus but with wider rostral and more numerous ventrals (more than 400 v. fewer than 400) (from Storr 1981). 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Aplin K P. & DONNELLAN S C. 1993. A NEW SPECIES OF BLINDSNAKE (GENUS RAMPHOTYPHLOPS, TYPHLOPIDAE, SQUAMATA) FROM NORTHWESTERN WESTERN AUSTRALIA WITH A REDESCRIPTION OF RAMPHOTYPHLOPS HAMATUS STORR 1981. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 16 (2): 243-256 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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. [type catalogue] 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
  • 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, Glenn M. and Gerry Swan. 2000. Ramphotyphlops endoterus (Waite, 1918) an addition to the typhlopid fauna of New South Wales. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 30 (1):26-29.
  • Sternfeld, R. 1919. Neue Schlangen und Echsen aus Zentralaustralien. Senckenbergiana 1: 76-83 - get paper here
  • Sternfeld, R. 1925. Beiträge zur Herpetologie Inner-Australiens. Abhandlungen Herausgegeben von der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 38: 221—251
  • Storr G M 1981. The genus Ramphotyphlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) in Western Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 9 (3): 235-271 - 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 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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