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Rena boettgeri (WERNER, 1899)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymGlauconia Boettgeri WERNER 1899: 116
Leptotyphlops humilis boettgeri - SMITH & LARSEN 1974: 93
Rena boettgeri — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009 
DistributionMexico (Baja California)

Type locality: given as “?” by WERNER 1899. Restricted to "La Paz, Baja California, Mexico" by Smith and Larsen, 1974. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: NMW 15455. 
CommentSynonymy: This species has been synonymized with Rena (= Leptotyphlops) humilis (e.g. by WALLACH et al. 2014: 632).

Description: “Schnauze abgerundet; keine Supraocularia, daher trennt nur ein Schild die Ocularia auf der Oberseite des Kopfes. Rostrale hinten abgerundet, etwa 1/3 der Kopfbreite einnehmend und fast bis zwischen die Augen reichend. Nasale vollständig g'etheilt, das Nasenloch nahe dem Rostrale. Oculare erreicht den Oberlippenrand zwischen zwei Supralabialen, deren vor~leres ebenso hoch, aber schmäler als das hintere ist; 4 Unterlippenschilder. 14 Schuppen rund um den Körper. Durchmesser des Körpers 75 mal in der Totallänge enthalten, Schwanzlänge 20 mal. Oberseite einfarbig rothbraun, unten etwas heller. Totallänge 225 mm, Schwanz 11 mm, Durchmesser 3 mm.” (from WERNER 1899). 
Etymologynamed after Oskar Boettger. 
References
  • Adalsteinsson, S.A.; Branch, W.R.; Trapé, S.; Vitt, L.J. & Hedges, S.B. 2009. Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of snakes of the Family Leptotyphlopidae (Reptilia, Squamata). Zootaxa 2244: 1-50 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Smith & LARSEN 1974. Great Basin Natural., Provo, 34 (2): 93 - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1899. Beschreibungen einiger neuer Schlangen und Batrachier. Zool. Anz. 22: 114-117 - get paper here
 
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