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Malayotyphlops manilae (TAYLOR, 1919)

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Higher TaxaGerrhopilidae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesManila Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops manilae TAYLOR 1919: 106
Typhlops manilae — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 110
Malayotyphlops manilae — HEDGES et al. 2014
Gerrhopilus manilae — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Malayotyphlops manilae — WYNN et al. 2016 (incertae sedis) 
DistributionPhilippines (Luzon).

Type locality: “Filipinas”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: STUM, an unnumbered specimen. 
CommentStatus unclear: Pyron and Wallach (2014) disagree with Hedges et al. (2014) and place T. manilae in Gerrhopilus based on Taylor’s statement that it has a subocular. Without examination of the holotype, Wynn et la. (2016) “feel that it is not possible to determine to which genus, or even family, T. manilae Taylor belongs” and consider the species as “incertae sedis”. 
References
  • 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
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Pyron, R.A. & Wallach, V. 2014. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa 3829 (1): 001–081
  • Taylor, E.H. 1919. New or rare Philippine reptiles. Philippine Journal of Science 14: 105-125
  • 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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