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Typhlops proancylops THOMAS & HEDGES, 2007

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesLa Selle Blindsnake 
SynonymTyphlops proancylops THOMAS & HEDGES 2007: 7
Typhlops proancylops — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops proancylops — WALLACH et al. 2014: 769 
DistributionHispaniola (from the proximal Tiburon Peninsula, west to the uplands south of Port au Prince, to the type locality on the Dominican-Haitian border and east into the Dominican Republic, to the region of Puerto Escondido). Elevation 300 to 600 m.

Type locality: Soliette, 5 km airline NW Fond Verettes, 363 m, Dépt. du Sud-Est, Haiti.  
TypesHolotype: KU 272267, an adult male, collected on 13 July 1979 by Haitian collectors. 
EtymologyProancylops is from the Greek pro, before, ancistros, bent, and ops, eye, in reference to the bent or broken outline of the preocular. 
  • 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
  • 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. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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