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Epictia guayaquilensis (OREJAS-MIRANDA & PETERS, 1970)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Guayaquila Blind Snake 
SynonymLeptotyphlops guayaquilensis OREJAS-MIRANDA & PETERS 1970
Leptotyphlops guayaquilensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 32
Tricheilostoma guayaquilensis — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009
Trilepida guayaquilensis — HEDGES 2011
Tricheilostoma guayaquilensis — PINTO & FERNANDES 2012
Trilepida guayaquilensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 739
Epictia guayaquilensis — KOCH et al. 2021 
DistributionEcuador (Guayaquil and Pacific coast).

Type locality: Guayaquil, Ecuador.  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 4508 
CommentKnown only from the holotype (Salazar-Valenzuela et al. 2015). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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
  • Cisneros-Heredia D.F. 2008. Reptilia, Squamata, Leptotyphlopidae, Leptotyphlops, Ecuador: Re-evaluation of the species cited for the country. Check List 4 (2): 178–181 - get paper here
  • HEDGES, S. BLAIR 2011. The type species of the threadsnake genus Tricheilostoma Jan revisited (Squamata, Leptotyphlopidae). Zootaxa 3027: 63–64 - get paper here
  • Koch, C., Martins, A., Joshi, M., Pinto, R. R., & Passos, P. 2021. Osteology of the enigmatic threadsnake species Epictia unicolor and Trilepida guayaquilensis (Serpentes, Leptotyphlopidae) with generic insights. The Anatomical Record 304(10): 2183-2197. - 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.
  • Orejas-Miranda, B.R. & PETERS, G. 1970. Eine neue Schlankblindschlange (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae) aus Ecuador. Mitt. zool. Mus. Berlin, 46: 439-441 - get paper here
  • Pinto, Roberta R. and Ronaldo Fernandes 2012. A New Blind Snake Species of the Genus Tricheilostoma from Espinhaço Range, Brazil and Taxonomic Status of Rena dimidiata (Jan, 1861) (Serpentes: Epictinae: Leptotyphlopidae). Copeia 2012 (1): 37-48. - get paper here
  • Salazar-Valenzuela D, Martins A, Amador-Oyola L, Torres-Carvajal O. 2015. A new species and country record of threadsnakes (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae: Epictinae) from northern Ecuador. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 8 (1) [Special Section]: 107–120 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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