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Anilios wiedii (PETERS, 1867)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBrown-snouted Blind Snake 
SynonymTyphlops wiedii PETERS 1867: 24
Typhlops wiedii — BOULENGER 1893: 36
Typhlops wiedii — GARMAN 1901: 11
Ramphotyphlops wiedii - ROBB 1966: 676
Typhlina wiedii - MCDOWELL 1974: 31
Ramphotyphlops wiedii — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 75
Ramphotyphlops wiedii — COGGER 2000: 599
Austrotyphlops wiedii — WALLACH 2006
Ramphotyphlops wiedii — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 422
Ramphotyphlops wiedii — KAY et al. 2013
Ramphotyphlops wiedii — MARIN et al. 2013
Anilios wiedii — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops wiedii — COGGER 2014: 812 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland, according to HAHN 1980: 48 also in New South Wales, Victoria, and from Cape York across north Australia to northwest and southwest Australia)

Type locality: “Brisbane (N.O. Australien)” [Queensland] Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 5845 
CommentType species: Typhlops wiedii Peters 1867 is the type species of the subgenus Pattersontyphlops Hoser 2013: 44 (subgenus of Libertadictus Wells & Wellington 1984), a synonym of Anilios (SHEA 2015). 
EtymologyNamed after Prinz Maximilian zu Wied (1782-1867) [see Methner 2002 for a short biography]. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - 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.
  • Garman, S. 1901. Some reptiles and batrachians from Australasia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 39: 1-14 - get paper here
  • Hahn,D.E. 1980. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Anomalepididae, Leptotyphlopidae, Typhlopidae. Das Tierreich, De Gruyter (Berlin) 101: 45
  • 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
  • Kay, G.M.; D. Michael; M. Crane; S. Okada; C. MacGregor; D. Florance; D. Trengove; L. McBurney; D. Blair; D.B. Lindenmayer. 2013. A list of reptiles and amphibians from Box Gum Grassy Woodlands in south-eastern Australia. Check List 9 (3):476-481 - 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.
  • McDowell, S. B. 1974. A catalogue of the snakes of New Guinea and the Solomons, with special reference to those in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Part l. Scolecophidia. Journal of Herpetology 8 (1): 1-57 - get paper here
  • Methner, K. 2002. Kurzbiographie Prinz Maximilian zu Wied (1782-1867). Beiträge zur Literatur und Geschichte der Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde 2: 54-57
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1867. Herpetologische Notizen. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1867 (Januar): 13-37 - get paper here
  • Robb,J. 1966. The generic status of Australasian typhlopids (Reptilia: Squamata). Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (13) 9: 675-679
  • Shea, G.M. 1999. Waite’s blind snakes (Squamata: Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae): identification of sources and correction of errors. Rec. Austral. Mus. 51 (1): 447-450 - get paper here
  • Waite, E. R. 1918. Review of the Australian blind snakes. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 1: 1-34
  • 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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