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Epictia peruviana (OREJAS-MIRANDA, 1969)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Peru Blind Snake 
SynonymLeptotyphlops peruvianus OREJAS-MIRANDA 1969: 9
Leptotyphlops peruvianus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 40
Epictia peruviana — WALLACH et al. 2014: 278 
DistributionPeru (Junin).

Type locality: Chanchamayo, Departamento Junin, Peru.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 52437. 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Peru. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 1969. Tres nuevos Leptotyphlops (Reptilia: Serpentes). Comun. Zool. Mus. hist. nat. Montevideo, 10 (124): 11 pp.
  • 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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