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Epictia amazonica (OREJAS-MIRANDA, 1969)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: South American Blind Snake 
SynonymLeptotyphlops amazonicus OREJAS-MIRANDA 1969: 1
Epictia amazonica — NATERA-MUMAW et al. 2015: 292 
DistributionVenezuela (Amazonas, Bolivar), Colombia, Guyana, French Guiana

Type locality: Esmeralda, Territorio Federal Amazonas, Venezuela  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 36664 
CommentSynonymy: Epictia amazonica has been resurrected from the synonymy of E. signata by NATERA-MUMAW et al. 2015 (and hence not listed by Starace 2013 for French Guiana).

Distribution: See map 59 in NATERA-MUMAW et al. 2015. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Natera-Mumaw, Marco; Luis Felipe Esqueda-González & Manuel Castelaín-Fernández 2015. Atlas Serpientes de Venezuela. Santiago de Chile, Dimacofi Negocios Avanzados S.A., 456 pp. - get paper here
  • Orejas-Miranda 1969. Tres nuevos Leptotyphlops (Reptilia: Serpentes). Comun. Zool. Mus. hist. nat. Montevideo, 10 (124): 11 pp.
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - get paper here
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