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Indotyphlops lazelli (WALLACH & PAUWELS, 2004)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymTyphlops lazelli WALLACH & PAUWELS 2004
Typhlops lazelli — ZHAO 2006
Indotyphlops lazelli — HEDGES et al. 2014 
DistributionChina (Hong Kong)

Type locality: High West, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Island, China (22° 15’ 30’’ N, 114° 08’ 30’’ E).  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 173290 
EtymologyNamed after James D. Lazell. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Wallach, V. & Pauwels, OS.G. 2004. Typhlops lazelli, a new species of Chinese blindsnake from Hong Kong (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Breviora (512): 1-21 - get paper here
  • Zhao, E.M. 2006. The snakes of China [in Chinese]. Hefei, China, Anhui Sience & Technology Publ. House, Vol. I, 372 pp., Vol. II (color plates), 280 pp.
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