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Indotyphlops laca O'SHEA, WALLACH, HSIAO & KAISER, 2023

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymIndotyphlops laca O'SHEA, WALLACH, HSIAO & KAISER 2023 

Type locality: near the fuel depot at Nicolau Lobato International Airport, Dili Municipality, Timor-Leste (8.5485°S, 125.5204°E, elevation ca. 10 m).  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-192968 (field No. MOS 3264), an immature female (Fig. 3) collected by H. Kaiser and M. O'Shea on 10 August 2014 
EtymologyNamed after Agivedo “Laca” Varela Ribeiro, a citizen of Timor-Leste and a native of Raça in Lautém, the country's easternmost municipality (on behalf of the Timorese members of the research team). 
  • O'Shea, Mark; Van Wallach, Emma Hsiao, and Hinrich Kaiser. 2023. Anteaters” under the airport: a slender new species of blindsnake, genus Indotyphlops, from Timor-Leste (Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae: Asiatyphlopinae). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 101(6): 486-498 - get paper here
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