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Ramphotyphlops marxi (WALLACH, 1993)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMarx's Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops marxi WALLACH 1993
Typhlops marxi — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 110
Ramphotyphlops marxi — WALLACH et al. 2007
Ramphotyphlops marxi — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops marxi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 629 
DistributionPhilippines (Samar Island)

Type locality: "Tarabucan (12°13'N, 124°35'E), 4 miles southeast of spur of Sigarag Mountains (which are 13 miles south of Catarman), Matuguinao Municipality, extreme northern Western Samar Province, NW Samar Island, NE Visayas Group, east-central Philippines." Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 96520 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after Hymen Marx (1925-2007), Curator of Herpetology at the FieldMuseum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, for 42 years. 
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.
  • Wallach, V.; Brown, R.M.; Diesmos, A.C. & Gee, G.V.A. 2007. An Enigmatic New Species of Blind Snake from Luzon Island, Northern Philippines, with A Synopsis of The Genus Acutotyphlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Journal of Herpetology 41 (4): 690-702 - 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.
  • Wallach,V. 1993. A new species of blind snake, Typhlops marxi, from the Philippines (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Raffles Bull. Zool. 41: 263-278 - get paper here
 
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