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Liotyphlops ternetzii (BOULENGER, 1896)

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Higher TaxaAnomalepididae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesTernetz's Blind Snake 
SynonymHelminthophis ternetzii BOULENGER 1896: 584
Helminthophis incertus AMARAL 1924: 29
Helminthophis collenettei PARKER 1928
Liotyphlops incertus — VANZOLINI 1948: 380
Liotyphlops ternetzi — SMITH & GRANT 1958: 207
Liotyphlops ternetzii — DIXON & KOFRON 1984: 255
Liotyphlops ternetzii — STARACE 1998: 70
Liotyphlops ternetzii — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 51
Liotyphlops ternetzii — FREIRE et al. 2007
Liotyphlops cf. ternetzii — LOEBMANN 2009
Liotyphlops ternetzii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 397 
DistributionBrazil (Distrito Federal, Sao Paulo, Mato Grosso, Goiás, Pará, Paraná, Tocantins, Ceará, Bahia), N Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Suriname

Type locality: Paraguay  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.11.77 
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  • Amaral, A. do 1924. Helminthophis. Proc. New England zool. Club 9: 25-30
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Cacciali, Pier; Norman J. Scott, Aida Luz Aquino Ortíz, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith 2016. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Literature, Distribution, and an Annotated Taxonomic Checklist SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF SOUTHWESTERN BIOLOGY, NUMBER 11: 1–373 - get paper here
  • Carreira Vidal, Santiago 2002. Alimentación de los ofidios de Uruguay. Asoc. Herp. Esp., Monograf. Herp. 6, 127 pp. - get paper here
  • Carreira, S.; Brazeiro, A.; Camargo, A.; da Rosa, I.; Canavero, A. & Maneyro, M. 2012. DIVERSITY OF REPTILES OF URUGUAY: KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION GAPS. Bol. Soc. Zool. Uruguay (2a época) 21 (1-2): 9-29 - get paper here
  • Centeno, Fernanda C., Ricardo J. Sawaya and Valdir J. Germano. 2010. A new species of Liotyphlops (Serpentes: Anomalepididae) from the Atlantic Coastal Forest in southeastern Brazil. Herpetologica 66 (1): 86-91 - get paper here
  • Dixon J R; Kofron C P 1984. The Central and South American anomalepid snakes of the genus Liotyphlops. Amphibia-Reptilia 4 (2-4): 241-264 [1983] - get paper here
  • Franca, F.G.R.; Daniel O. Mesquita, Cristiano C. Nogueira, and Alexandre F. B. Araújo 2008. Phylogeny and Ecology Determine Morphological Structure in a Snake Assemblage in the Central Brazilian Cerrado. Copeia 2008 (1): 23-38 - get paper here
  • FREIRE, E.M.X.; U. CARAMASCHI & A.J.S. ARGOLO 2007. A new species of Liotyphlops (Serpentes: Anomalepididae) from the Atlantic Rain Forest of Northeastern Brazil. Zootaxa 1393: 19-26 - get paper here
  • Freitas, Marco Antonio de; Guarino R. Colli, Omar Machado Entiauspe-Neto, Luiz Trinchão, Daniel Araújo, Tiago de Oliveira Lima, Daniella Pereira Fagundes de França, Renato Gaiga, Pedro Dias 2016. Snakes of Cerrado localities in western Bahia, Brazil. Check List 12 (3): 1896 - get paper here
  • Kretzschmar, Sonia 1998. Geographic Distribution. Liotyphlops ternetzii. Herpetological Review 29 (2): 114 - get paper here
  • Loebmann, D. 2009. Reptilia, Squamata, Serpentes, Scolecophidia, Anomalepididae, Liotyphlops cf. ternetzii (Boulenger, 1896): first family record for the state of Ceará, Brazil. Check List 5 (2): 249–250 - get paper here
  • Marra-Santos, Fidélis Júnio and Roberto E. Reis 2018. Two New Blind Snake Species of the Genus Liotyphlops (Serpentes: Anomalepididae), from Central and South Brazil. Copeia, 106 (3): 507-514 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Parker, H.W. 1928. Notes on reptiles and batrachians from Matto Grosso and eastern Bolivia. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 2: 96-99
  • Schmidt, O. 1977. Sobre o uso da largura da cabeca em substituicao a espessura corporal como um criterio sistematico nos scolecohidia (serpentes). Pap. Avulsos Zool. 31 (10): 169-172
  • Silva Haad, J.J., Franco, F.L. & Maldonado, J. 2008. Una nueva especie de Liotyphlops Peters, 1881 (Serpentes, Scolecophidia, Anomalepidae) del sur de la Amazonia Colombiana. Biota Colombiana 9 (2): 295 - 300
  • Smith, H. M., & GRANT, C. 1958. New and noteworthy snakes from Panama. Herpetologica 14: 207-15. - get paper here
  • Starace, Fausto 1998. Guide des Serpents et Amphisbènes de Guyane. IBIS Rouge Editions, Guadeloupe, Guyane, 450 pp.
  • Starace, Fausto 2013. Guide des Serpents et Amphisbènes de Guyane. Ibis Rouge Editions, Matoury, Guyane, ISBN 978-2-84450-407-4 - get paper here
  • Vanzolini, P. E. 1948. Notas sóbre os ofídios e lagartos da cachoeira de ema, no município de Pirassununga, estado de São Paulo. Rev. brasil. Biol., Rio de Janeiro, 8: 377-400
  • 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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