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Anilios yirrikalae (KINGHORN, 1942)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Yirrkala Blind Snake 
SynonymTyphlops yirrikalae KINGHORN 1942
Typhlops yirrkalae — WORRELL 1963 (error typographicus)
Typhlina yirrikalae — COGGER 1975
Ramphotyphlops yirrikalae — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 76
Ramphotyphlops yirrikalae — COGGER 2000: 599
Austrotyphlops yirrikalae — WALLACH 2006
Ramphotyphlops yirrikalae — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 422
Anilios yirrikalae — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops yirrikalae — COGGER 2014: 813 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory)

Type locality: Yirrikala Mission Station, near Caledon Bay, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R12381, collected by Rev W.S. Chaseling. 
  • Cogger ,H.G. 1975. Amphibians and reptiles of Australia. Reed, Sydney, 584 pp.
  • 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
  • Kinghorn, J. R. 1942. Herpetological Notes No. 4. Rec. Austral. Mus. 21 (2): 118-121 - 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.
  • 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.
  • Worrell, E. 1963. Reptiles of Australia. Angus & Robertson (Sydney), xv + 207 pp
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