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Myriopholis macrura (BOULENGER, 1899)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Leptotyphlopinae, Myriopholini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBoulenger's Blind Snake 
SynonymGlauconia longicauda BOULENGER (preoccupied) 1899
Glauconia macrura BOULENGER 1903 (nomen novum pro Glauconia longicauda BOULENGER)
Leptotyphlops macrura - PARKER 1949: 20
Leptotyphlops macrurus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 36
Myriopholis macrura — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009
Myriopholis macrura — WALLACH et al. 2014: 465 
DistributionYemen (Socotra Island).

Type locality: Jena-agahan, 1200-2500 ft.; Dahamis, 350 ft.; and Homhil, 1500-2500 ft., Socotra. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.11.75-76, 1946.1.11.88-91, 1946.1.10.84-85. 
CommentL. macrurus differs from L. filiformis in the proportional bigger diameter at midbody and the strong caudal spine. According to Hahn (1978) L. wilsoni differs from L.
macrurus in the following features: a hooked snout, divided occipitals (?) [from RÖSLER & WRANIK 2006]. 
References
  • Adalsteinsson, S.A.; Branch, W.R.; Trapé, S.; Vitt, L.J. & Hedges, S.B. 2009. Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of snakes of the Family Leptotyphlopidae (Reptilia, Squamata). Zootaxa 2244: 1-50 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1899. Descriptions of the new species of reptiles. Bulletin of the Liverpool Museum, 2:4-7
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1903. Bull. Liverpool Mus., 1903: 89
  • Corkill, N. L. and Cochrane, J. A. 1966. The snakes of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 62 (3): 475-506 (1965) - get paper here
  • Hahn D. E. & V. WALLACH, 1998. Comments on the systematics of Old World Leptotyphlops (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae), with description of a new species. Hamadryad 23: 50-62 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Parker,H.W. 1949. The snakes of Somaliland and the Sokotra islands. Zoologische Verhandelingen 6: 1-115 - get paper here
  • RAZZETTI, EDOARDO; ROBERTO SINDACO, CRISTINA GRIECO, FRANCESCA PELLA, UGO ZILIANI, FABIO PUPIN, ELISA RISERVATO, DANIELE PELLITTERI-ROSA, LUCA BUTIKOFER, AHMED SAEED SULEIMAN, BADAR AWADH AL-ASEILY, CATERINA CARUGATI, ELEONORA BONCOMPAGNI & MAURO FAS 2011. Annotated checklist and distribution of the Socotran Archipelago Herpetofauna (Reptilia). Zootaxa 2826: 1–44 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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