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Ramphotyphlops mansuetus (BARBOUR, 1921)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSmall-headed Blind Snake 
SynonymTyphlops cumingii mansuetus BARBOUR 1921
Ramphotyphlops mansuetus — WALLACH 2003
Ramphotyphlops mansuetus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops mansuetus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 629 
DistributionBritish Solomon Islands (see comment)

Type locality: Keri Keri, San Cristóbal, Solomon Islands.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-14270 
Diagnosis 
Commentonly known from San Cristobal and Bougainville Is. but could be present on any of the intervening islands such as Choiseul, Santa Isabel, New Geogia of Guadalcanal. 
Etymology 
References
  • Barbour, Thomas 1921. Reptiles and amphibians from the British Solomon Islands. Proc. New England zool. Club 7: 91-112 - 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
  • McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Series Faunistica 57, 212 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - get paper here
  • Tanner, V. M. 1948. Pacific Islands Herpetology No. I. Mariana Islands. Great Basin Naturalist 9 (1-2): 1-20 - get paper here
  • Wallach, V. 2003. Scolecophidia miscellanea. Hamadryad 27 (2): 222-240
  • 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.
 
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