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Ramphotyphlops suluensis (TAYLOR, 1918)

IUCN Red List - Ramphotyphlops suluensis - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymTyphlops suluensis TAYLOR 1918
Ramphotyphlops suluensis — GAULKE 1995
Ramphotyphlops suluensis — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops suluensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 629 
DistributionPhilippines (Sulu Archipelago)

Type locality: Type loc. Bubuan, Tapian Group, Sulu Arch., P. I. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype. BSMP (Bureau of Science, Manila) 2001. Coll., E. H. Taylor, Oct. 2. 1917. 
  • Gaulke, M. 1994. Contribution to the snake fauna of the Sulu Archipelago, with the description of a new subspecies of Dendrelaphis caudolineatus (GRAY, 1834). The Herpetological Journal 4 (4): 136-144.
  • Gaulke, Maren 1995. Observations on aboreality in a Philippine blind snake. Asiatic Herpetological Research 6: 45-48 - get paper here
  • Gaulke, Maren 1996. Die Herpetofauna von Sibutu Island (Philippinen), unter Berücksichtigung zoogeographischer und ökologischer Aspekte. Senckenbergiana Biologica 75 (1/2): 45-56
  • 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
  • Taylor, E.H. 1944. Present location of certain herpetological and other type specimens. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 30 (1): 117-187. - get paper here
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1918. Reptiles of the Sulu Archipelago. Philippine Journal of Science 13 (5d): 233-267 - 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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