Typhlops eperopeus THOMAS & HEDGES, 2007
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|Higher Taxa||Typhlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Bahoruco Blindsnake|
|Synonym||Typhlops eperopeus THOMAS & HEDGES 2007: 12|
Typhlops eperopeus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops eperopeus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 762
|Distribution||Dominican Republic (from below sea level in the Valle de Neiba up to relatively high elevations in the eastern Sierra de Baoruco.)|
Type locality: 3.9 km airline SSW Barahona (4.5 km S Barahona along coast road and 2.8 km inland), 18° 9.854' N, 71° 5.497' W, 305 m elevation. Map legend:
- Type locality.
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: USNM 564785 (field tag number 266250), an adult female, collected on 30 July 1999 by R. Thomas.|
|Comment||Sympatry: In the lower elevations of its range, this species occurs sympatrically with T. pusillus and T. sulcatus (Schwartz & Henderson, 1991), and with T. proancylops in the vicinity of Puerto Escondido and Duvergé.|
|Etymology||Eperopeus, used appositionally, is Greek for deceiver, in allusion to the deceptive morphological similarity of this species to Typhlops hectus and the other species described herein, in contrast to its presumed relationship to T. titanops based on molecular and some morphological characters.|
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