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Rena myopica (GARMAN, 1884)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymStenostoma myopicum GARMAN 1884: 6
Stenostoma myopicum GARMAN 1884: 130
Glauconia myopica - BOULENGER 1893: 69
Leptotyphlops myopica - BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE 1929
Leptotyphlops dulcis myopicus - KLAUBER 1940
Leptotyphlops myopicus myopicus - SMITH 1944: 146
Leptotyphlops myopicus myopicus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1945
Leptotyphlops myopicus — DIXON & VAUGHAN 2003
Rena myopica — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009
Rena myopica — WALLACH et al. 2014: 632 
DistributionMexico (N Veracruz, probably N Puebla,
S San Luis Potosi northward across S Tamaulipas to
C Nuevo Leon, Hidalgo);

Type locality: Savineto, near Tampico, Tamaulipas. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproduction 
TypesSyntypes: MCZ 4526, UMMZ 
CommentSubspecies: Rena myopica iversoni (SMITH et al. 1998) is here treated as valid species. 
EtymologyThe species name is derived from the Greek word myops, meaning "near-sighted" and icus, a suffix denoting a condition, in reference to the position of the eye under the ocular scale. 
References
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  • Baird, S. F. and C. Girard. 1853. Catalogue of North American Reptiles in the Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. Part 1.-Serpents. Smithsonian Inst., Washington, xvi + 172 pp. - get paper here
  • Barbour,T. & LOVERIDGE,A. 1929. Typical reptiles and amphibians in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 69: 205-360 - get paper here
  • Bateman, Heather L.; Alice Chung-MacCoubrey, Howard L. Snell, and Deborah M. Finch 2009. Abundance and Species Richness of Snakes along the Middle Rio Grande Riparian Forest in New Mexico. Herp. Cons. Biol. 4: 1 - get paper here
  • Blair, Kathleen B.;Chavez, Janelda E.;Chiszar, David;Smith, Hobert M. 1996. Geographic Distribution. Leptotyphlops dulcis dulcis. Herpetological Review 27 (4): 214 - get paper here
  • Blair, Kathleen B.;Smith, Hobart M. 1993. Leptotyphlops dulcis dulcis (plains blind snake). USA: Texas. Herpetological Review 24 (3): 110 - 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
  • Burt, Charles E. 1935. Further records of the ecology and distribution of amphibians and reptiles in the middle west. American Midland Naturalist 16 (3): 311-336 - get paper here
  • Conant,R. & Collins,J.T. 1991. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern/Central North America, 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin (Boston/New York), xx + 450 p.
  • Cope, E.D. 1861. Contributions to the ophiology of Lower California, Mexico and Central America. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 13: 292-306 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1892. A critical review of the characters and variations of the snakes of North America. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 14: 589-694 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1896. On a new Glauconia from Mexico. Amer. Natural. 30: 753
  • Dixon, James R.; Vaughan, Kathryn R. 2003. The Status of Mexican and Southwestern United States Blind Snakes Allied with Leptotyphlops dulcis (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae). Texas Journal of Science 55 (1):3-24
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  • Jan, G. 1861. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 2. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - get paper here
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