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Anilios yampiensis (STORR, 1981)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesYampi Blind Snake 
SynonymRamphotyphlops yampiensis STORR 1981: 268
Ramphotyphlops yampiensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 76
Ramphotyphlops yampiensis — COGGER 2000: 599
Austrotyphlops yampiensis — WALLACH 2006
Ramphotyphlops yampiensis — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 422
Anilios yampiensis — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops yampiensis — COGGER 2014: 813 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: Koolan Is., 16° 08’ S, 123° 45’ E, Western Australia.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WAM R26839 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A slender blind-snake with rounded snout, 18 midbody scale rows and
nasal cleft proceeding from preocular and completely dividing nasal scale. Further distinguishable from R. diversus by more numerous ventrals. 
CommentKnown only from a single specimen. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality in Yampi Sound, north-west Kimberley. 
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
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Storr G M 1981. The genus Ramphotyphlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) in Western Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 9 (3): 235-271 - 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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