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Antillotyphlops platycephalus (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1844)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Puerto Rican White-tailed Blindsnake, Flathead Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops platycephalus DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1844: 293
Typhlops platycephalus — JAN 1864
Typhlops platycephalus — BOULENGER 1893: 30
Typhlops richardi platycephalus — THOMAS 1966
Typhlops platycephalus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 113
Typhlops platycephalus — KORNILIOS et al. 2013
Antillotyphlops platycephalus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops platycephalus — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Antillotyphlops platycephalus — NAGY et al. 2015
Typhlops platycephalus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 769 
DistributionPuerto Rico Bank, Caicos Islands

Type locality: "Puerto Rico"  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1066 fide HEDGES & THOMAS 1991 (not MNHN 1060). 
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  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1844. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol.6. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 609 pp. - get paper here
  • Hedges, S. B. and R. Thomas. 1991. Cryptic species of snakes (Typhlopidae: Typhlops) from the Puerto Rico Bank detected by protein electrophoresis. Herpetologica 47: 448-459. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Jan, G. 1864. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 3. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - 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
  • Legler, J.M. 1959. A new blind snake (genus Typhlops) from Cuba. Herpetologica 15 (2): 105-112 - 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.
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Reynolds RG, Niemiller, ML. 2010. Typhlops platycephalus (Puerto Rican White-tailed Blindsnake). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology 15: 1 - get paper here
  • Rios-López, N. & Aide, T.M. 2007. Herpetofaunal dynomics during secondary succession. Herpetologica 63 (1): 35-50 - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - get paper here
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