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Typhlops hectus THOMAS, 1974

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesThomas' Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops hectus THOMAS 1974:12
Typhlops hectus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 649
Typhlops hectus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 104
Typhlops hectus — THOMAS & HEDGES 2007
Typhlops hectus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops hectus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 763 
DistributionHispaniola (S Haiti, SW Dominican Republic), Ile Grand Cayemite, Ile la Gonâve.

Type locality: “Martineau, ca. 9 km west of Jeremie, Dept. du Sud, Haiti”  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 81149. 
CommentFor illustrations see Thomas, 1974; Thomas, 1976. 
  • 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
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • 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
  • Thomas, R. 1974. A new species of Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) from Hispaniola. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 87:11-18. - 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.
  • Thomas, R. and R. Powell. 1992. Typhlops hectus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (550) - 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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