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Rhinotyphlops leucocephalus (PARKER, 1930)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Afrotyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWhite-headed Beaked Snake 
SynonymTyphlops leucocephalus PARKER 1930
Rhinotyphlops leucocephalus - ROUX-ESTÉVE 1974: 183
Rhinotyphlops leucocephalus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 82
Rhinotyphlops leucocephalus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Madatyphlops leucocephalus — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Rhinotyphlops leucocephalus — NAGY et al. 2015 
DistributionSomalia.

Type locality: Las Anod, 2400 ft. elevation, 8˚ 28' N, 47˚ 21' E, Somalia. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.11.96. 
Comment 
References
  • Hedges, S.B., Marion, A.B., Lipp, K.M., Marin, J. & Vidal, N. 2014. A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata). Caribbean Herpetology 49: 1–61 - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988]
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • NAGY, ZOLTÁN T.; ANGELA B. MARION, FRANK GLAW, AURÉLIEN MIRALLES,<br />JOACHIM NOPPER, MIGUEL VENCES & S. BLAIR HEDGES 2015. Molecular systematics and undescribed diversity of Madagascan scolecophidian snakes (Squamata: Serpentes) Zootaxa 4040 (1): 031–047 - get paper here
  • Parker,H.W. 1930. Three new Reptiles from Somaliland. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 6: 603-606
  • Pyron, R.A. & Wallach, V. 2014. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa 3829 (1): 001–081
  • Roux-Estève, R. 1974. Révision systématique des Typhlopidae d'Afrique. Reptilia. Serpentes. Mém. nation. Hist. nat., Paris, (sér.A.) 87: 1-313
 
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