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Tetracheilostoma breuili (HEDGES, 2008)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSt. Lucia Threadsnake 
SynonymLeptotyphlops breuili HEDGES 2008
Tetracheilostoma breuili — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009
Tetracheilostoma breuili — WALLACH et al. 2014: 714 
DistributionSt. Lucia

Type locality: under rock on ground on north slope of Maria Major Island, St. Lucia (Fig. 2A), 60 m elevation (13° 43.430’ N, 60° 55.897’ W). Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM 564810, adult male, collected on 13 June 2006 by S. Blair Hedges and Carla Ann Hass. Field tag number 267731.
Paratypes. USNM 564811–812 from type locality; 564813–814 from Anse Galet (near Anse La Raye),
St. Lucia, 5 m (13° 56.080’ N, 61° 02.950’ W); 222954 from 0.1 mi E Anse Galet River; 564815–817 from 1.6 km N Praslin, St. Lucia, 40 m (13° 52.875’ N, 60° 53.418’ W); Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (MCZ) 10693 from St. Lucia (exact locality unknown). 
Comment 
EtymologyThe species name is dedicated to Michel Breuil for his contributions to the herpetology of the Lesser Antilles. 
References
  • 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
  • Hedges, S.B. 2008. At the lower size limit in snakes: two new species of threadsnakes (Squamata: Leptotyphlopidae: Leptotyphlops) from the Lesser Antilles. Zootaxa 1841: 1–30 - get paper here
  • 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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