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Typhlops oxyrhinus DOMINGUEZ & DIAZ, 2011

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymTyphlops oxyrhinus DOMINGUEZ & DIAZ 2011
Typhlops oxyrhinus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops oxyrhinus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 768 
DistributionCuba (Guantánamo)

Type locality: Bayate (75°21’47’’N, 20°20’07’’W, 338 m elevation), El Salvador Municipality, Guantánamo Province, Cuba.  
TypesHolotype: CTR 2230, adult female, collected by Lico Lobaina. Unknown date, although probably in the middle of 20th century. 
EtymologyEtymology.—In Greek oxys = sharply pointed and rhinus = snout, in allusion to head with sharply pointed snout. 
  • Domínguez, Michel and Raúl E Díaz 2011. Taxonomy of the Blind Snakes Associated with Typhlops lumbricalis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Scolecophidia, Typhlopidae) from the Bahamas Islands and Cuba. Herpetologica 67 (2): 194-211. - get paper here
  • DOMÍNGUEZ, MICHEL; ANSEL FONG G. & MANUEL ITURRIAGA 2013. A new blind snake (Typhlopidae) from Northeastern Cuba. Zootaxa 3681: 136–146 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - get paper here
  • 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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