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Cubatyphlops epactius (THOMAS, 1968)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Cayman Brac Blindsnake 
SynonymTyphlops biminiensis epactia THOMAS 1968: 715
Typhlops epactia — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 647
Typhlops epactius — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 101
Typhlops epactius — THOMAS & HEDGES 2007
Cubatyphlops epactius — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops epactius — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Cubatyphlops epactius — NAGY et al. 2015 (by implication)
Typhlops epactius — WALLACH et al. 2014: 762 
DistributionCayman Islands

Type locality: 5.4 mi E West End, southern coastal platform, Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 92048; paratypes: ASFS 
CommentFor illustrations see Thomas, 1968; Thomas, 1976. 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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