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Argyrophis koshunensis (OSHIMA, 1916)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Koshun Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops koshunnesis OSHIMA 1916
Typhlops koshunensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 106
Typhlops koshunensis — WALLACH & PAUWELS 2004
Asiatyphlops koshunensis — HEDGES et al. 2014
Argyrophis koshunensis — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Typhlops koshunensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 764 
DistributionS Taiwan.

Type locality: “Koshun, Formosa”  
TypesHolotype: ASIZ (formerly MISGF = Institute of Science Museum, Formosa) no. 4. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Oshima, M. 1916. A correction of the scientific names of Formosan snakes. Dobutsugaku Zasshi, Zool. Mag., Tokyo, 28 (328): 84 - 86
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wallach, V. & Pauwels, OS.G. 2004. Typhlops lazelli, a new species of Chinese blindsnake from Hong Kong (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Breviora (512): 1-21 - get paper here
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