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Ramphotyphlops olivaceus (GRAY, 1845)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesOlive Blind Snake 
SynonymOnychophis olivaceus GRAY 1845
Onychocephalus (Onychophis) olivaceus — PETERS 1861
Onychocephalus olivaceus — BOETTGER 1886: 105
Typhlops olivaceus — BOULENGER 1893: 50
Typhlops olivaceus — DE ROOIJ 1917: 8
Typhlops ligorostris SMITH & PROCTER 1921: 353
Typhlops olivaceus olivaceus — BARBOUR 1921
Typhlina olivacea — MCDOWELL 1974: 43
Ramphotyphlops olivaceus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 71
Ramphotyphlops olivaceus — DAS & YAAKOB 2007
Ramphotyphlops olivaceus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops olivaceus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 629 
DistributionPhilippines (Samar, Bubuan), British Solomon Islands (Barbour 1914)
Indonesia (Borneo, Sangihe I, Ceram = Seram, Ambon, Mysool, Sulawesi)
Malaysia (Sarawak)

Type locality: "Philippines."  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.10.57, Philippines, collected H. Cuming. 
CommentRecords from Australia are erroneous according to MCDOWELL 1974. 
  • Barbour, Thomas 1921. Reptiles and amphibians from the British Solomon Islands. Proc. New England zool. Club 7: 91-112 - get paper here
  • Boettger, O. 1886. Aufzählung der von den Philippinen bekannten Reptilien und Batrachier. Ber. senckenb. naturf. Ges., Frankfurt am Main, 1886: 91-134 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Das, I. & Yaakob, N. 2007. Status of knowledge of the Malaysian herpetofauna. In Status of biological diversity in Malaysia & threat assessment of plant species in Malaysia. in: L. S. L. Chua, L. G. Kirton & L. G. Saw (eds.), Status of biological diversity in Malaysia & threat assessment of plant species in Malaysia. Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong, pp. 31-81
  • de Lang, R. & Vogel, G. 2006. The Snakes of Sulawesi. Herpetologica Bonnensis II: 35-38 - get paper here
  • de Rooij, N. DE 1917. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 334 S.
  • Gaulke, Maren 1996. Die Herpetofauna von Sibutu Island (Philippinen), unter Berücksichtigung zoogeographischer und ökologischer Aspekte. Senckenbergiana Biologica 75 (1/2): 45-56
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - 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
  • Kinghorn, J.R. 1928. Herpetology of the Solomon Islands. Rec. Austral. Mus. 16: 123-178 - get paper here
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - 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.
  • McDowell, S. B. 1974. A catalogue of the snakes of New Guinea and the Solomons, with special reference to those in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Part l. Scolecophidia. Journal of Herpetology 8 (1): 1-57 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1861. Eine zweite Übersicht (vergl. Monatsberichte 1859 p. 269) der von Hrn. F. Jagor auf Malacca, Java, Borneo und den Philippinen gesammelten und dem Kgl. zoologischen Museum übersandten Schlangen. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1861 (Juli): 683-691 [1862 on title page] - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. & PROCTER, J.B. 1921. On a collection of reptiles and batrachians from the island of Ceram, Indo-Australian Archipelago. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9) 7: 352-355 - 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.
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