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Cubatyphlops paradoxus (THOMAS, 1968)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGreat Inagua Slender Blindsnake 
SynonymTyphlops biminiensis paradoxus THOMAS 1968
Typhlops paradoxus — THOMAS & HEDGES 2007
Cubatyphlops paradoxus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops paradoxus — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Cubatyphlops paradoxus — NAGY et al. 2015 (by implication) 
DistributionBahama Is.: Great Inagua I.

Type locality: 7.5 miles N of Mathew Town, Great Inagua.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 92993; paratypes: ASFS 
CommentFor illustrations see Thomas, 1968; Thomas, 1976.

Similar species: T. biminiensis previously reported from Cuba are now considered to be different species. Specimens in museum collections may still be labelled as “T. biminiensis” but continue to be recognized as different species, e.g. T. golyathi DOMINGUEZ & MORENO 2009. 
References
  • 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
  • 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
  • THOMAS R. & S.B. HEDGES 2007. Eleven new species of snakes of the genus Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) from Hispaniola and Cuba. Zootaxa 1400: 1-26 - get paper here
  • Thomas, R. 1968. The Typhlops biminiensis Group of Antillean Blind Snakes. Copeia 1968 (4): 713-722 - get paper here
 
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