Cubatyphlops perimychus (THOMAS & HEDGES, 2007)
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|Higher Taxa||Typhlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Guantanamo Bay Blindsnake|
|Synonym||Typhlops perimychus THOMAS & HEDGES 2007: 15|
Cubatyphlops perimychus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops perimychus — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Cubatyphlops perimychus — NAGY et al. 2015
|Distribution||E Cuba (eastern [“windward”] side of the U. S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay).|
Type locality: Blue Beach, U. S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 5 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: USNM 564800 (field tag number 161982), collected on 22 March 1987 by S. B. Hedges and C. A. Hass.|
|Comment||Diagnosis: A moderately large species of the Typhlops biminiensis Group differing from T. biminiensis in having a rostral with an acuminate posterior edge, not broadly rounded. Also, the rostral has parallel sides and is not indented at the apex of the snout (Fig. 8 in THOMAS & HEDGES 2007). Typhlops perimychus additionally differs from T. biminiensis in having a more protuberant snout (NE) and a larger preocular apical diameter (PD), as noted above (Figs. 10A–10C). Diagnostic characters distinguishing this species from the other Cuban species will be discussed below as those species are described.|
|Etymology||From the Greek, peri (around, near) and mychos (bay) in allusion to the distribution of the species, next to Guantánamo Bay.|
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