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Argyrophis giadinhensis (BOURRET, 1937)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesVietnam Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops giadinhensis BOURRET 1937
Typhlops giadinhensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 103
Asiatyphlops giadinhensis — HEDGES et al. 2014
Argyrophis giadinhensis — PYRON & WALLACH 2014 
DistributionVietnam

Type locality: “Giadinh,South Vietnam” [“Gian-Dinh, Cochinchine”, fide P. DAVID, pers. comm.). Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: VNUH (Laboratoire des Sciences Naturelles de l'Université de Hanoi, also MHNP) 1938-0118. 
CommentThis species may be a synonym of T. diardii (Nguyen et al. 2009). 
References
  • Bourret,R. 1937. Notes herpétologiques sur l’indochine française. XV. Lézards et serpents reçu au laboratoire des Sciences Naturelles de l’Université au cours de l’année 1937. Descriptions de deux espèces et de deux variétés nouvelles. Bulletin Générale de l’Instruction Publique 5. Gouvernement Généneral de l’Indochine, pp. 57-82
  • 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
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Pyron, R.A. & Wallach, V. 2014. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa 3829 (1): 001–081
 
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