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Helminthophis frontalis (PETERS, 1860)

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Higher TaxaAnomalepididae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCosta Rica Blind Snake 
SynonymTyphlops (Helminthophis) frontalis PETERS 1860: 517
Helminthophis frontalis - PETERS 1881
Helminthophis frontalis — BOULENGER 1893: 5
Helminthophis frontalis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 49
Helminthophis frontalis — SAVAGE 2002
Helminthophis frontalis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 324 
DistributionCosta Rica, Panama

Type locality: “Costa Rica” Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 3823, 3925 
CommentType species: Typhlops (Helminthophis) frontalis PETERS 1860: 517 is the type species of the genus Helminthophis PETERS 1860. 
References
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Peters, WILHELM C. H. 1881. Einige herpetologische Mittheilungen. 1. Uebersicht der zu den Familien der Typhlopes und Stenostomi gehörigen Gattungen oder Untergattungen. 2. Ueber eine neue Art von Tachydromus aus dem Amurlande. 3. Ueber die von Herrn Dr. finsch aus Polynesien g Sitzungs-Ber. Gesellsch.Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1881 (4): 69-72.
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1860. Drei neue Schlangen des k. zoologischen Museums aus America und Bemerkungen über die generelle Unterscheidung von anderen bereits bekannten Arten. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1860 (October): 517-521 - get paper here
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • 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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