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Anilios splendidus (APLIN, 1998)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymRhamphotyphlops splendidus APLIN 1998
Ramphotyphlops splendidus — COGGER 2000: 769
Austrotyphlops splendidus — WALLACH 2006
Ramphotyphlops splendidus — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 420
Anilios splendidus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops splendidus — COGGER 2014: 810 
DistributionNW Australia (North West Cape)

Type locality: Milyering Well, Cape Range National Park, Western Australia, 22°01'S, 113°56'E. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TypesHolotype: WAM R119900, Western Australian Museum, adult female collected on 3 April 1995 by Tom and Nancy Heger at the Ranger's residence. Heart and liver frozen in liquid nitrogen and stored in -80°C ultrafreeze at the Western Australian Museum. 
EtymologySplendidus (Latin): magnificent! 
  • Aplin, K. P. 1998. Three new blindsnakes (Squamata: Typhlopidae) from northwestern Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 19 (1): 1-12 - 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
  • 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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