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Ramphotyphlops acuticaudus (PETERS, 1877)

IUCN Red List - Ramphotyphlops acuticaudus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPalau Island Blind Snake 
SynonymTyphlops acuticauda PETERS 1877
Typhlops acuticauda — BOULENGER 1893: 26
Ramphotyphlops acuticaudus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 56
Ramphotyphlops acuticaudus — WYNN et al. 2012
Ramphotyphlops acuticauda — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013
Ramphotyphlops acuticaudus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops acuticaudus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 625 
DistributionPalau Islands

Type locality: “Palaos” [= Palau Islands] Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 9127 
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References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Crombie, Ronald I. and Gregory K. Pregill 1999. A Checklist of the Herpetofauna of the Palau Islands (Republic of Belau), Oceania. Herpetological Monographs 13: 29-80 - 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. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Peters, W. 1878. Herpetologische Notizen. I. Uber die von Spix in Brasilien gesammelten Eidechsen des Königlichen NaturalienKabinets zu München. Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1877: 407-415 - get paper here
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - 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.
  • WYNN, ADDISON H.; ROBERT P. REYNOLDS, DONALD W. BUDEN, MARJORIE FALANRUW & BRIAN LYNCH 2012. The unexpected discovery of blind snakes (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) in Micronesia: two new species of Ramphotyphlops from the Caroline Islands. Zootaxa 3172: 39–54 - get paper here
 
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