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Siagonodon borrichianus (DEGERBØL, 1923)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesDegerbol's Blind Snake 
SynonymGlauconia borrichiana DEGERBØL 1923: 113
Leptotyphlops borrichianus - AMARAL 1929: 139
Leptotyphlops borrichianus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 23
Leptotyphlops borrichianus — BERNILS et al. 2007
Siagonodon borrichianus — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009
Siagonodon borrichianus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 665 
DistributionW Argentina (Mendoza to Rio Negro, NW Patagonia)

Type locality: Santa Rosa, Mendoza, Argentina.  
TypesHolotype: ZMUC, Universitetets Zoologiske Museum Denmark, no. R539. 
Etymologynamed after Ole Borch. See this wikipedia page: 
  • 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
  • Amaral,A. do 1930. Estudos sobre ophidios neotropicos XVIII. Lista remissiva dos ophidios da região neotropica. Mem. Inst. Butantan 4: 126-271 [1929] - get paper here
  • Degerbøl, M. 1923. Description of a new snake of the genus Glauconia, from Mendoza. Vidensk. Meddel. dansk naturhist. Foren., Stockholm, 76:113-114 - get paper here
  • Fulvio-Perez, Cristian Hernan; Daniel Roberto Pérez and Luciano Javier Ávila 2010. New records of Leptotyphlops borrichianus Degerbøl, 1923 in northwestern Patagonia. Herpetology Notes 3: 065-67 - get paper here
  • Mattison, Chris 2007. The New Encyclopedia of Snakes. Princeton University Press
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 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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