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Epictia alfredschmidti (LEHR, WALLACH, KÖHLER & AGUILAR, 2002)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymLeptotyphlops alfredschmidti LEHR, WALLACH, KÖHLER & AGUILAR 2002
Leptotyphlops alfredschmidti — LEHR et al. 2002
Epictia alfredschmidti — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009
Epictia alfredschmidti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 275 
DistributionC Peru (Dep. Ancash, Prov. Huarmey)

Type locality: Malvas, elevation 2940 m, Dep. Ancash, Prov. Huarmey, Peru (9° 55' 36'' S, 77° 39' 00'' W) Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MHNSM 20068 
CommentSimilar to L. teaguei and L. tricolor.

Diagnosis.—Leptotyphlops alfredschmidti is placed in the L. tesselatus group sensu Orejas-Miranda (1964), characterized by broad contact between the supraocular and first supralabial. The new species differs from all species in that
group, except L. teaguei and L. tricolor, by having a tricolor body pattern of red, black, and yellowish longitudinal stripes. Leptotyphlops alfredschmidti differs from the latter two species in number of middorsal scales 
EtymologyNamed after Alfred A. Schmidt (born 23 Dec 1923), German herpetoculturista and patron. See Obst 2013 for biographical details. 
  • Adalsteinsson, S.A.; Branch, W.R.; Trapé, S.; Vitt, L.J. & Hedges, S.B. 2009. Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of snakes of the Family Leptotyphlopidae (Reptilia, Squamata). Zootaxa 2244: 1-50 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA
  • 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
  • Lehr, E. 2002. Amphibien und Reptilien in Peru. Natur und Tier-Verlag (Münster), 208 pp. - get paper here
  • Lehr, E.; Köhler, G. & Streit, B. 2002. Die Herpetofauna von Mittelperu entlang eines Transektes von der pazifischen Küste bis in die Hochanden (Amphibia et Reptilia). Faun. Abh. Mus. Tierk. Dresden 22 (2): 361-392
  • Lehr, E.; Wallach, V. Köhler, G. & Aguilar, C. 2002. New species of tricolor Leptotyphlops (Reptlia: Squamata: Leptotyphlopidae) from Central Peru. Copeia 2002 (1): 131-136 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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