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Typhlops agoralionis THOMAS & HEDGES, 2007

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLa Hotte Blindsnake 
SynonymTyphlops agoralionis THOMAS & HEDGES 2007: 9
Typhlops agoralionis — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops agoralionis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 757 
DistributionHaiti (Grande Anse)

Type locality: 8.0 km S Marché Léon, 435 m elevation, Dépt. de la Grande Anse, Haiti.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM 564777 (field tag number 191925), collected on 28 May 1991, by S. B. Hedges, M. Leal, N. Plummer, R. Thomas. 
Comment 
EtymologyFrom the Greek, agora, market place, and Latin, lionis (genitive), lion, in reference to the town of Marché Léon, whence the type locality is reckoned, and may be more or less rendered “of the lion of the marketplace.” 
References
  • Hedges, S.B., Marion, A.B., Lipp, K.M., Marin, J. & Vidal, N. 2014. A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata). Caribbean Herpetology 49: 1–61 - get paper here
  • Kornilios, P.; S. Giokas, P. Lymberakis, R. Sindaco 2013. Phylogenetic position, origin and biogeography of Palearctic and Socotran blind-snakes (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68 (1): 35–41 - get paper here
  • THOMAS R. & S.B. HEDGES 2007. Eleven new species of snakes of the genus Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) from Hispaniola and Cuba. Zootaxa 1400: 1-26 - 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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