Anomalepis aspinosus TAYLOR, 1939
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anomalepis aspinosus?
|Higher Taxa||Anomalepididae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Taylor's Peru Blind Snake|
|Synonym||Anomalepis aspinosus TAYLOR 1939: 92|
Anomalepis aspinosus — KOFRON 1988
Anomalepis aspinosus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 47
Anomalepis aspinosus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 43
Type locality: Perico, Cajamarca, Peru
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 14782, paratypes: MCZ|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Teeth in both upper and lower jaws. Nostril between two nasals; dorsal scales 320-343 from rostral to terminal scute of tail. Scale rows about middle of body 24-26, frontal with area about that of a prefrontal; four upper and three lower labials. No trace of a spine on terminal plate. Scales with minute pits, usually single. (Taylor 1939: 92)|
Description: Three specimens of A. aspinosus are characterized by 329-342 dorsal scales, and a scale-row formula of (27-28)-24-24. MCZ 14782 has an aberrant head-scale condition in that the third labial on the left side is fused to a scale above it. Total lengths are 83-160 mm. (Kofron 1988: 10)
|Comment||Abundance: very rare; since the 8 specimens collected by TAylor in 199, no others have been found (Kofron 1988).|
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