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Anilios silvia (INGRAM & COVACEVICH, 1993)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGreat Sandy Blind Snake, Sylvia's Blind Snake 
SynonymRamphotyphlops silvia INGRAM & COVACEVICH 1993
Ramphotyphlops silvia — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 73
Ramphotyphlops silvia — COGGER 2000: 769
Austrotyphlops silvia — WALLACH 2006
Ramphotyphlops silvia — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 420
Ramphotyphlops silvia — MARIN et al. 2013
Anilios silvia — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops silvia — COGGER 2014: 810 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: "Seary's Scrub, Cooloola NP (25°58'S, 153°0TE), SEQ" [Queensland, Australia]. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QM J27387. 
CommentType species: Ramphotyphlops sylvia Ingram & Covacevich 1993 is the type species of the subgenus Silvatyphlops Hoser 2013: 48 (subgenus of Libertadictus Wells & Wellington 1984), both synonyms of Anilios (fide SHEA 2015). 
EtymologyNamed after Hannah Sylvia Ingram, the mother of one of the senior author and Rhea Sylvia, mother of Romulus and Remus. 
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
  • Ingram G J; Covacevich J A 1993. Two new species of striped blindsnakes. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 34 (1): 181-184
  • 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.
  • 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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