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Trilepida salgueiroi (AMARAL, 1955)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesEspiritú Santo Blind Snake 
SynonymLeptotyphlops salgueiroi AMARAL 1955
Leptotyphlops salgueiroi — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 41
Tricheilostoma salgueiroi — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009
Trilepida salgueiroi — HEDGES 2011
Tricheilostoma salgueiroi — PINTO & FERNANDES 2012
Trilepida salgueiroi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 740 
DistributionBrazil (Espirito Santo, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Bahia).

Type locality: Ita [= Baixo Guandu], Espirito Santo, Brazil  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: IB (= IBSP) 8876 (Instituto Butantan) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Distinguished from all congeners by the combination of a total length reaching 351mm; rostral not contacting the line connecting anterior margins of eyes; supraoculars present, small, not contacting supralabials; prefrontal small, slightly longer than wide; three supralabials, two between nasal and ocular, one behind the ocular; five scales along the edge of the upper lip between rostral and corner of mouth; one temporal scale behind third supralabial; four infralabials on both sides; dorsals 217-226 in males and 230-232 in females; subcaudals 17-23 in both sexes; 10 scales around the middle of tail; dorsal ground color uniformly brown; ventral ground color light brown, ventral scales with widely white edges, forming a reticulate pattern; hemipenis with a narrow basal portion. 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after the collector of the holotype, W.S.Salgueiro. 
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
  • Amaral, A. 1955. Contribuicao ao conhecimento dos ofidios neotropicos: 14. Descricao de duas especies novas de "cobra-cega" (fam. Leptotyphlopidae). Mem. Inst. Butantan 26: 203-205 [1954] - get paper here
  • Figueiredo-de-Andrade, Caio A. ; Carlos Henrique de Oliveira Nogueira and Carlos Alberto Pereira 2011. Filling gaps on the distribution of Tricheilostoma salgueiroi (Amaral, 1955) in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae). Check List 7 (4): 409-410 - get paper here
  • Freitas, Marco Antonio de 2014. Squamate reptiles of the Atlantic Forest of northern Bahia, Brazil. Check List 10 (5): 1020-1030 - get paper here
  • Freitas, Marco Antonio de; Arthur Diesel Abegg, Iuri Ribeiro Dias, Elbano Paschoal de Figueiredo Moraes 2018. Herpetofauna from Serra da Jibóia, an Atlantic Rainforest remnant in the state of Bahia, northeastern Brazil Herpetology Notes 11: 59-72 - get paper here
  • Hamdan, B. & R. M. Lira-da-Silva 2012. The snakes of Bahia State, northeastern Brazil: species richness, composition and biogeographical notes. Salamandra 48 (1): 31-50 - 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
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Passos, P.; Daramaschi, U. & Pino, R.R. 2005. Rediscovery and redescription of Leptotyphlops salgueiroi AMARAL, 1954 (Squamata, Serpentes, Leptotyphlopidae). Bol. Mus. Nac. Rio de Janeiro (Zoologia) (520): 1-10 - get paper here
  • Passos, Paulo; Caramaschi, Ulisses; Pinto, Roberta R. 2006. Redescription of Leptotyphlops koppesi Amaral, 1954, and description of a new species of the Leptotyphlops dulcis group from Central Brazil (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 27 (3): 347-357 - get paper here
  • Pinto, Roberta R. and Ronaldo Fernandes 2012. A New Blind Snake Species of the Genus Tricheilostoma from Espinhaço Range, Brazil and Taxonomic Status of Rena dimidiata (Jan, 1861) (Serpentes: Epictinae: Leptotyphlopidae). Copeia 2012 (1): 37-48. - get paper here
  • Silva-Soares, T.; R.B. Ferreira; R.O.L. Salles; C.F.D. Rocha. 2011. Continental, insular and coastal marine reptiles from the municipality of Vitória, state of Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil. Check List 7 (3): 290-298 - 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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