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Rena maxima (LOVERIDGE, 1932)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGiant Blind Snake 
SynonymLeptotyphlops maximus LOVERIDGE 1932: 151
Leptotyphlops maximus — LINER 1994
Leptotyphlops maximus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 37
Rena maxima — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009
Rena maxima — WALLACH et al. 2014: 632 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca, Guerrero, Morelos, Puebla)

Type locality: Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico, elevation 4000 - 6000 ft. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 33604. 
Comment 
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
  • Castro-Franco, Rubén, María Guasalupe Bustos-Zagal 1994. List of reptiles of Morelos, Mexico, and their distribution in relation to vegetation types. Southwestern Naturalist 39 (2): 171-175 - get paper here
  • Davis, William B.; Smith, Hobart M. 1953. Snakes of the Mexican state of Morelos. Herpetologica 8: 133-149 - get paper here
  • Hahn D E 1980. Leptotyphlops maximus Loveridge. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 244: 1 - get paper here
  • Hall, Charles W. 1951. Notes on a small herpetological collection from Guerreo. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 34 (4): 201-212 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Loveridge,A. 1932. A new worm snake of the genus Leptotyphlops from Guerrero, Mexico. Proc. biol. Soc. Washington, 45:151-152 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Santos-Bibiano, Rufino, Laura I. Florentino Melchor, Elizabeth Beltrán-Sánchez and Fausto R. Méndez-de la Cruz. 2016. Rena maxima (Giant Blindsnake). Clutch size and maximum length. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (2): 503-504 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M. 1939. Notes on Mexican reptiles and amphibians. Zoological Series of Field Museum of Natural History 24 (4): 15-35 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M. & Taylor, Edward H. 1945. An annotated checklist and key to the snakes of Mexico. Bull. US Natl. Mus. (187): iv + 1-239 - 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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