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Malayotyphlops denrorum WYNN, DIESMOS & BROWN, 2016

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

Type locality: Luzon island, Isabela Province, Municipality of San Mariano, Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Apaya Creek area, Barangay Dibuluan, Sitio Apaya (17.029° N, 122.1928° E; datum: WGS 84; Fig. 1 in WYNN et al. 2016).  
TypesHolotype: PNM 9813 (field collector number ACD 2084; formerly KU 328594), collected 25 February 2005 by Arvin C. Diesmos and Rogelio V. Sison. 
EtymologyNamed after “the dedicated management and staff of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). We greatly appreciate the partnership and support of the DENR (in particular the Biodiversity Management Bureau, formerly the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau) and commend the agency, its dedicated staff, and leadership for their steadfast efforts towards protection and sustainable management of the natural resources of the Philippines.” (WYNN et al. 2016). 
  • 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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