Anilios insperatus VENCHI, WILSON & BORSBOOM, 2015
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anilios insperatus?
|Higher Taxa||Typhlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Fassifern Blind Snake|
|Synonym||Anilios insperatus VENCHI, WILSON & BORSBOOM 2015|
|Distribution||Australia (SE Queensland)|
Type locality: Warrill View, Department of Primary Industries Animal Genetic Centre Farm (2749' S, 15237' E),
|Types||Holotype: QM J54987 (Queensland Museum), collected on 19 May 1992 by A. Borsboom.|
|Comment||Only known from the holotype.|
|Etymology||The 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.|
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