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Anilios systenos ELLIS & DOUGHTY, 2017

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Sharp-snouted Blindsnake 
SynonymAnilios systenos ELLIS & DOUGHTY in ELLIS et al. 2017 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: 15 km east of Geraldton (28°46'S; 114°37'E), Western Australia. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TypesHolotype. WAM R114892, subadult male collected in 1992 by T. Backshall.
Paratypes (3). WAM R1734, Newmarracarra, 21 km east of Geraldton (28°43'S; 114°49'E); WAM R113398, locality and collection data unknown; WAM R114893, 15 km east of Geraldton (28°46'S; 114°37'E), Western Australia. 
EtymologyDerived from the Greek word systenos, meaning ‘tapering to a point’ in reference to the tapering appearance of the head and snout to a rounded point when viewed dorsally. 
  • ELLIS, RYAN J.; PAUL DOUGHTY, STEPHEN C. DONNELLAN, JULIE MARIN & NICOLAS VIDAL 2017. Worms in the sand: Systematic revision of the Australian blindsnake Anilios leptosoma (Robb, 1972) species complex (Squamata: Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae) from the Geraldton Sandplain, with description of two new species Zootaxa 4323 (1): 001–024 - get paper here
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