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Typhlops capitulatus RICHMOND, 1964

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRichmond's Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops capitulatus RICHMOND 1964: 2
Typhlops capitulatus capitulatus THOMAS 1965: 438
Typhlops capitulata capitulata THOMAS 1966: 264
Typhlops capitulata — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 645
Typhlops capitulatus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 94
Typhlops capitulatus — KORNILIOS et al. 2013
Typhlops capitulatus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops capitulatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 760 
DistributionHispaniola (Haiti)

Type locality: “Manneville, Haiti, at the northwest end of Lake Saumatre”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 62636. 
CommentFor illustrations see Richmond, 1964; Thomas, 1976. 
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
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Richmond, N. D. 1964. The blind snakes (Typhlops) of Haiti with descriptions of three new species. Breviora (202):1-12 - get paper here
  • Schwartz,A. & Henderson,R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Thomas R. Powell R. 1995. Typhlops capitulatus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (618): 1-2. - get paper here
  • Thomas, R. 1965. A new species of Typhlops from the Barahona Peninsula of Hispaniola. Copeia 1965 (4): 436-439 - get paper here
  • Thomas, R. 1966. Leeward Islands Typhlops (Reptilia, Serpentes). Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 79: 255-265. - get paper here
  • Thomas, R. 1976. Systematics of Antillean blind snakes of the genus Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Ph.D. Thesis, Louisiana State Univ.: xvi + 288pp.
  • 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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