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Indotyphlops meszoelyi (WALLACH, 1999)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesDarjeeling worm snake 
SynonymTyphlops meszoelyi WALLACH 1999
Typhlops meszoelyi — DAS 2003
Indotyphlops meszoelyi — HEDGES et al. 2014 
DistributionIndia (Darjeeling)

Type locality: Darjeeling, 27° 02' N, 88° 16' E, 2285 m, West Bengal Province, India  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 191889 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Charles A.M. Meszoely of the Center for Vertebrate Studies at northeastern University 
References
  • Aengals, R.; V.M. Sathish Kumar & Muhamed Jafer Palot 2013. Updated Checklist of Indian Reptiles.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Das, Indraneil 2003. Growth of Knowledge on the Reptiles of India, with an Introduction to Systematics, Taxonomy and Nomenclature. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 100 (2-3): 446-502 - 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, Van 1999. Typhlops meszoelyi, A new species of blind snake from northeastern India (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Herpetologica 55 (2): 185-191 - get paper here
 
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