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Tricheilostoma greenwelli (WALLACH & BOUNDY, 2005)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymLeptotyphlops greenwelli WALLACH & BOUNDY 2005
Tricheilostoma greenwelli — HEDGES 2011
Tricheilostoma greenwelli — WALLACH et al. 2014: 737 
DistributionSW Nigeria

Type locality: Vicinity of University of Ibadan Zoological Garden, city of Ibadan, Ob adan Province, Oyo state, Western Region, SW Nigeria, 7° 23’ N, 3° 54’ E, elevation ca. 150 m.  
TypesHolotype: CM 92653 (unknown sex) 
EtymologyNamed after J. Richard Greewell, the founder, editor, and secretary of the International Society of Cryptozoology. 
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boundy, J. 2014. COMMENTS ON SOME AFRICAN TAXA OF LEPTOTYPHLOPID SNAKES. Occ. Pap. Mus. Nat. Sci. Louisiana State Univ. 84: 1-8
  • Chippaux, Jean-Philippe & Kate Jackson 2019. Snakes of Central and Western Africa. Johns Hopkins University Press, 448 pp. [detaileld review in HR 51 (1): 161] - get paper here
  • HEDGES, S. BLAIR 2011. The type species of the threadsnake genus Tricheilostoma Jan revisited (Squamata, Leptotyphlopidae). Zootaxa 3027: 63–64 - get paper here
  • TRAPE, JEAN-FRANÇOIS & CELLOU BALDÉ 2014. A checklist of the snake fauna of Guinea, with taxonomic changes in the genera Philothamnus and Dipsadoboa (Colubridae) and a comparison with the snake fauna of some other West African countries. Zootaxa 3900 (3): 301–338 - get paper here
  • Wallach, V., and J. Boundy 2005. Leptotyphlops greenwelli: a new wormsnake of the L-bicolor species group from Nigeria (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae). Annals of the Carnegie Museum 74(1):39-44 - 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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