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Rena segrega (KLAUBER, 1939)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Trans-Pecos Blind Snake/Threadsnake
G: Trans-Pecos Schlankblindschlange 
SynonymLeptotyphlops humilis segregus KLAUBER 1939
Leptotyphlops humilis segregus — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 145
Leptotyphlops humilis segregus — CROTHER 2000: 65
Leptotyphlops humilis segregus — TENNANT & BARTLETT 2000: 34
Rena humilis segregus — CROTHER et al. 2012
Rena segrega — WALLACH et al. 2014: 631 
DistributionUSA (SE Arizona, Texas [Trans-Pecos], New Mexico), Mexico (San Luis Potosí, N Coahuila);

Type locality: Chalk Draw, Brewster County, Texas  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: USNM 103670 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific name is a Latin word segrego meaning "separate," and was applied to the population in western Texas, which was isolated from other populations of Rena humilis, as then understood (LEMOS-ESPINAL & DIXON 2013). 
References
  • 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.
  • Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2012. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Seventh Edition. Herpetological Circular 39: 1-92
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Klauber, Laurence M. 1939. A new subspecies of the western worm snake. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 9 (14): 67-68 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A. and James R. Dixon 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí. Eagle Mountain Publishing, xii + 300 pp.
  • Tennant, A. & Bartlett, R.D. 2000. Snakes of North America - Eastern and Central Regions. Gulf Publishing, Houston, TX, 588 pp.
  • 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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