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Anilios leptosomus (ROBB, 1972)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMurchison Blind Snake 
SynonymRamphotyphlops leptosomus ROBB 1972: 39
Typhlina leptosoma - HAHN 1980
Ramphotyphlops leptosomus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 67
Ramphotyphlops leptosoma — COGGER 2000: 593
Austrotyphlops leptosomus — WALLACH 2006
Ramphotyphlops leptosomus — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 414
Ramphotyphlops leptosomus — MARIN et al. 2013
Anilios leptosomus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops leptosoma — COGGER 2014: 804 
DistributionAustralia (West Australia)

Type locality: “The Loop”, lower Murchison River, West Australia. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WAM R29623 
Comment 
References
  • 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. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Robb, J. 1972. A new species of the genus Rhamphotyphlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) from Western Australia. J. Roy. Soc. West. Aust. 55: 39-4
  • Wallach, V. 2006. The nomenclatural status of Australian Ramphotyphlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc 42 (1): 8-24
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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