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Malayotyphlops ruber (BOETTGER, 1897)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRed Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops ruber BOETTGER 1897: 164
Typhlops ruber — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 118
Typhlops ruber — WALLACH et al. 2014: 770
Malayotyphlops ruber — HEDGES et al. 2014
Malayotyphlops ruber — WYNN et al. 2016 
DistributionPhilippines (Samar, Mindoro, Cebu)

Type locality: Insel Samar.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: SMF 7031 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Boettger, O. 1897. Neue Reptilien und Batrachier von den Philippinen. Zool. Anz. 20: 161-166. - 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
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • SUPSUP, Christian E.; Nevong M. PUNA, Augusto A. ASIS, Bernard R. REDOBLADO, Maria Fatima G. PANAGUINIT, Faith M. GUINTO, Edmund B. RICO, Arvin C. DIESMOS, Rafe M. BROWN and Neil Aldrin D. MALLARI 2016. Amphibians and Reptiles of Cebu, Philippines: The Poorly Understood Herpetofauna of an Island with Very Little Remaining Natural Habitat Asian Herpetological Research 2016, 7(3): 151–179 DOI: 10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.150049 - 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.
  • 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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