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Typhlops silus LEGLER, 1959

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTyphlops silus LEGLER 1959
Typhlops silus — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Typhlops silus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 771
Typhlops silus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops silus — DOMÍNGUEZ & DÍAZ 2015 
DistributionCuba

Type locality: “Banes, Provincia Oriente, Cuba” (LEGLER 1959) Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: KU 47469 
CommentSynonymy: This species was previously considered as a synonym of T. lumbricalis (fide RICHMOND 1961). 
EtymologyThe generic name, a masculine noun, is Greek (”typhlos”), meaning ‘blind.’ 
References
  • Domínguez, Michel and Raúl E. Díaz 2015. Resurrection and Redescription of the Typhlops silus Legler, 1959 from Cuba (Scolecophidia, Typhlopidae). Journal of Herpetology Jun 2015, Vol. 49, No. 2: 325-331. - get paper here
  • Legler, J.M. 1959. A new blind snake (genus Typhlops) from Cuba. Herpetologica 15 (2): 105-112 - get paper here
  • Pyron, R.A. & Wallach, V. 2014. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa 3829 (1): 001–081
  • Richmond, N. D. 1961. The status of Typhlops silus Legler. Copeia 1961 (2): 221-222 - 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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