Tetracheilostoma carlae (HEDGES, 2008)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Tetracheilostoma carlae?
|Higher Taxa||Leptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Barbados Threadsnake|
|Synonym||Leptotyphlops carlae HEDGES 2008|
Tetracheilostoma carlae — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009
Leptotyphlops carlae — LILLYWHITE 2014: 12
Tetracheilostoma carlae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 714
Type locality: under rock on ground near Bonwell, St. Joseph Parish, Barbados, 280 m elevation (13° 11.196’ N, 59° 32.445’ W).
|Reproduction||clutch size: 1|
|Types||Holotype: USNM 564819, adult female, collected on 9 June 2006 by S. Blair Hedges and Carla Ann Hass. Field tag number 267708.|
Paratypes. USNM 564818, from same locality; BMNH 18.104.22.168, from Barbados (no specific locality); BM 1969.792, from Codrington College, St. John Parish, Barbados, 100 m (13° 10.543’ N, 59° 28.481’ W); California Academy of Sciences (CAS) 49279, “St. John, Antigua,” collected by W. K. Fisher in July, 1918, on the Barbados-Antigua Expedition. This locality is interpreted to be in error; it is likely from St. John Parish, Barbados (see discussion in HEDGES 2008).
|Comment||This is the smallest snake known with an adult length of ~ 10 cm.|
|Etymology||named after Blair Hedge’s wife, Carla Hass who is also a herpetologist.|