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Rena bressoni (TAYLOR, 1939)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Michoacán Slender Blind Snake
S: Culebrilla Ciega de Michoacán 
SynonymLeptotyphlops bressoni TAYLOR 1939
Leptotyphlops bressoni — LINER 1994
Leptotyphlops bressoni — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 23
Rena bressoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 631
Rena bressoni — FLORES-VILLELA et al. 2022 
DistributionMexico (Michoacan, Jalisco)

Type locality: “Hacienda El Sabino, Urupuan, Michoacan, Mexico”  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 25076 
EtymologyNamed after Don Julio Raymond Bresson who collected the type specimens this species. 
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cruz-Sáenz, D., F. J. Muñoz-Nolasco, V. Mata-Silva, J. D. Johnson, E. García-Padilla, and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The herpetofauna of Jalisco, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(1): 23–118 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Taylor,E.H. 1939. On North American snakes of the genus Leptotyphlops. Copeia 1939 (1): 1-7 - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - 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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