Anilios zonula ELLIS, 2016
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anilios zonula?
|Higher Taxa||Typhlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: West Kimberley Blindsnake|
|Synonym||Anilios zonula ELLIS 2016|
|Distribution||Australia (Storr Island, Augustus Island, Western Australia)|
Type locality: Storr Island, Western Australia, Australia (15°57’8.71’’S, 124°33’49.54’’E; datum = WGS84. Map legend:
- Type locality.
|Types||Holotype. WAM R171667 (Fig. 1), adult female, collected on 20 May 2009 by V. Kessner. Fixed in 10% formalin, stored in 70% ethanol at WAM.|
Paratype.—WAM R106250, subadult female collected from Augustus Island, Western Australia, Australia (15816012.0000S, 124833028.8000E), on 12 July 1990 by A. Sanders. Fixed in 10% formalin, stored in 70% ethanol at WAM.
|Comment||Habitat: Both specimens were collected from under sandstone rocks. R171667 was collected from a rocky slope in a vine thicket (Ellis 2016: 276).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is from the Latin word zo ̄nula meaning ‘‘little belt,’’ in reference to the narrow and slender appearance of the species. Used as a noun in apposition.|