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Siagonodon borrichianus (DEGERBØL, 1923)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Degerbol'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
Leptotyphlops borrichianus — SCROCCHI et al. 2010: 207
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. 
CommentDistribution: see Martins et al. 2020: 852 (Fig. 12) for a map of all 4 Siagonodon species, the sister clade of Habrophallos. 
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
  • Aragón-Traverso, J H; Sanabria, E A; Quiroga, L B & Espinoza, R E; 2019. Siagonodon borrichianus (Degerbøl’s Blindsnake) Predation. Herpetological Review 50 (3): 602 - 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
  • Francisco, Bárbara C. S.; Roberta R. Pinto, and Daniel S. Fernandes 2018. Taxonomic Notes on the Genus Siagonodon Peters, 1881, with a Report on Morphological Variation in Siagonodon cupinensis (Bailey and Carvalho, 1946) (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae). Copeia 106 (2): 321-328 - get paper here
  • Freiberg, M.A. 1951. Nuevo hallazgo de Leptolyphlops borrichiana Degerbol en Argentina. Physis 20 (58): 259-262
  • 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
  • Martínez, T A; Rodriguez Muñoz, M J; Fava, G; Acosta, J C; Blanco, G & Ruiz, E; 2019. Siagonodon borrichianus (Degerbol’s Blind Snake) Avian predation. Herpetological Review 50 (2): 403-404 - get paper here
  • Martins AR, Koch C, Pinto R, Folly M, Fouquet A, Passos P. 2019. From the inside out: Discovery of a new genus of threadsnakes based on anatomical and molecular data, with discussion of the leptotyphlopid hemipenial morphology. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Rersearch - 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. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Scrocchi, Gustavo J.; Cristian S. Abdala,Javier Nori, Hussam Zaher 2010. Reptiles de la provincia de Río Negro, Argentina. Fondo Ed. Rionegrino, 249 pp.
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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