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Malayotyphlops koekkoeki (BRONGERSMA, 1934)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBoenjoe Island Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops koekkoeki BRONGERSMA 1934: 186
Typhlops koekkoeki — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 433
Typhlops koekkoeki — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 106
Typhlops koekkoeki — WALLACH et al. 2014: 764
Malayotyphlops koekkoeki — HEDGES et al. 2014 
DistributionIndonesia (Bunyu = Boenjoe).

Type locality: “Palau Bunju, Boenjoe Island, east coast, North Borneo”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMA 11077 = Zoologisches Museum, Amsterdam. 
Diagnosis 
CommentStatus unclear: Wynn et al. (2016) recommended not to include M. koekkoeki in the genus Malayotyphlops and consider it as “incertae sedis”. 
Etymology 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Brongersma,L.D. 1934. Contributions to Indo-Australian herpetology. Zoologische Mededelingen 17: 161-251 - get paper here
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • 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
  • Malkmus, R.; Manthey, U.; Vogel, G. Hoffmann, P. & Kosuch, J. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of Mount Kinabalu (North Borneo). A.R.G. Ganther Verlag, Rugell, 404 pp.
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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