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Malayotyphlops andyi WYNN, DIESMOS & BROWN, 2016

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymMalayotyphlops andyi WYNN, DIESMOS & BROWN 2016 
DistributionPhilippine Islnds (Luzon)

Type locality: Luzon island, Cagayan Province, Munici- pality of Gattaran, Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Barangay Nassiping, Nassiping Reforestation Project area (18.054° N, 121.641° E; datum: WGS 84; Fig. 1 in WYNN et al. 2016)  
TypesHolotype: PNM 9779 (field collector number ACD 3231; formerly KU 328597), collected 30 June 2006 by Arvin C. Diesmos, Kyle Hesed, Jason Fernandez, and party. 
EtymologyName after the late Charles Andy Ross, a friend and colleague of the authors, in recognition of his contributions to Philippine herpetology. The specific epithet is a noun in the genitive case. 
  • Wynn, Addison H.; Arvin C. Diesmos, and Rafe M. Brown 2016. Two New Species of Malayotyphlops from the Northern Philippines, with Redescriptions of Malayotyphlops luzonensis (Taylor) and Malayotyphlops ruber (Boettger) Journal of Herpetology 50 (1): 157-168. - get paper here
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