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Antillotyphlops geotomus (THOMAS, 1966)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMontiserrat Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops monastus geotomus THOMAS 1966: 260
Typhlops geotomus — VIDAL et al. 2010
Typhlops geotomus — KORNILIOS et al. 2013
Antillotyphlops geotomus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops geotomus — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Antillotyphlops geotomus — NAGY et al. 2015 
DistributionBarbuda, Antigua (and Great Bird I.), St. Christopher, Nevis.

Type locality: 1 mi. N Carlisle, St. Mary’s Parish, Antigua, British West Indies.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 81115, adult; paratypes: USNM, BMNH, UIMNH, MCZ, ASFS 
CommentFor illustrations see Thomas, 1966; Thomas, 1976. 
EtymologyNamed after the Greek word for “ploughing”. 
References
  • 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
  • Kornilios, P.; S. Giokas, P. Lymberakis, R. Sindaco 2013. Phylogenetic position, origin and biogeography of Palearctic and Socotran blind-snakes (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68 (1): 35–41 - get paper here
  • NAGY, ZOLTÁN T.; ANGELA B. MARION, FRANK GLAW, AURÉLIEN MIRALLES,<br />JOACHIM NOPPER, MIGUEL VENCES & S. BLAIR HEDGES 2015. Molecular systematics and undescribed diversity of Madagascan scolecophidian snakes (Squamata: Serpentes) Zootaxa 4040 (1): 031–047 - get paper here
  • Pyron, R.A. & Wallach, V. 2014. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa 3829 (1): 001–081
  • Thomas, R. 1966. Leeward Islands Typhlops (Reptilia, Serpentes). Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 79: 255-265. - get paper here
  • Vidal, Nicolas; Julie Marin, Marina Morini, Steve Donnellan, William R. Branch, Richard Thomas, Miguel Vences, Addison Wynn, Corinne Cruaud and S. Blair Hedges 2010. Blindsnake evolutionary tree reveals long history on Gondwana. Biology Letters 6: 558–561 - get paper here
 
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