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Helminthophis praeocularis AMARAL, 1924

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Higher TaxaAnomalepididae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Preocular Blind Snake 
SynonymHelminthophis praeocularis AMARAL 1924: 26
Helminthophis praeocularis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 49
Helminthophis praeocularis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 324 
DistributionColombia (Tolima, Santander, Norte de Santander)

Type locality: Honda, upper valley of Rio Magdalena, Colombia.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R17960. 
  • Amaral, A. do 1924. Helminthophis. Proc. New England zool. Club 9: 25-30
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 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
  • 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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