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Anilios insperatus VENCHI, WILSON & BORSBOOM, 2015

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesFassifern Blind Snake 
SynonymAnilios insperatus VENCHI, WILSON & BORSBOOM 2015 
DistributionAustralia (SE Queensland)

Type locality: Warrill View, Department of Primary Industries Animal Genetic Centre Farm (2749' S, 15237' E),  
TypesHolotype: QM J54987 (Queensland Museum), collected on 19 May 1992 by A. Borsboom. 
CommentOnly known from the holotype. 
EtymologyThe Latin word insperatus means unexpected, unanticipated, unhoped, unlooked-for, unforeseen. This alludes to the unexpected discovery of a new species of snake in an intensively surveyed, easily accessible area less than 100 km from an Australian capital city. Used as a noun in apposition. The common name is derived from the type locality, Fassifern Valley. 
  • VENCHI, ALBERTO; STEVE K. WILSON & ADRIAN C. BORSBOOM 2015. A new blind snake (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) from an endangered habitat in south-eastern Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 3990 (2): 272–278 - get paper here
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