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Epictia tricolor (OREJAS-MIRANDA & ZUG, 1974)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesThree-colored Blind Snake 
SynonymLeptotyphlops tricolor OREJAS-MIRANDA & ZUG 1974
Leptotyphlops tricolor — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 45
Epictia tricolor — WALLACH et al. 2014: 279 
DistributionPeru (Cajamarca, Ancash).

Type locality: Yunca Pampa, 2700 m, Huaylas District, Huaylas Province, Ancash Deapartment, Peru.  
TypesHolotype: MUSM = Museo de Historia Natural "Javier Prado", Lima 0669. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • 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 & ZUG 1974. A new tricolor Leptotyphlops (Reptilia: Serpentes) from Peru. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 87 (16): 167 - 174 - 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.
  • Zug,G.R. 1977. Distribution and variation of Leptotyphlops tricolor. Copeia 1977 (4): 744-745 - get paper here
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