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Madatyphlops rajeryi (RENOULT & RASELIMANANA, 2009)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Madatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTyphlops rajeryi RENOULT & RASELIMANANA 2009
Typhlops rajeryi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 769
Madatyphlops rajeryi — HEDGES et al. 2014 
DistributionMadagascar

Type locality: Madagascar: Vatovavy Fitovinany Region, near the entrance to the Ranomafana National Park, 21°15.388’S, 47°25.308’E, elevation: 918 m.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZSM 1589/2008, an adult collected by J.P. Renoult on 27 December 2007. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe species is named for Emile Rajeryiarison, an experimental naturalist working at Ranomafana, in honor of his outstanding effort and contribution to the improvement of the knowledge on the herpetofauna of the National Park. He has collaborated with many scientific expeditions in the area and across Madagascar. 
References
  • 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
  • Renoult, J.P. & Raselimanana, A.P. 2009. A new species of Malagasy blind snake of the genus Typhlops Oppel (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Zootaxa 2290: 65–68 - 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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