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Cubatyphlops caymanensis (SACKETT, 1940)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Grand Cayman Blindsnake, Cayman Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops caymanensis SACKETT 1940
Typhlops caymanensis — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 646
Typhlops caymanensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 95
Typhlops caymanensis — KORNILIOS et al. 2013
Cubatyphlops caymanensis — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops caymanensis — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Cubatyphlops caymanensis — NAGY et al. 2015
Typhlops caymanensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 760 
DistributionCayman Islands.

Type locality: “between Pedro Point and North Sound, Grand Cayman Island, West Indies”.  
TypesHolotype: ANSP 22123. 
CommentFor illustrations see Thomas, 1968; Thomas, 1976. 
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sackett, J. T. 1940. Preliminary report on results of the West Indies-Guatemala expedition of 1940 for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Part I. A new blind snake of the genus Typhlops. Notulae Naturae (Philadelphia) 48:1-2.
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Thomas, R. 1968. The Typhlops biminiensis Group of Antillean Blind Snakes. Copeia 1968 (4): 713-722 - get paper here
  • Thomas, R. 1976. Systematics of Antillean blind snakes of the genus Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Ph.D. Thesis, Louisiana State Univ.: xvi + 288pp.
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