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Xerotyphlops wilsoni (WALL, 1908)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Iranian Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops wilsoni WALL 1908: 796
Typhlops wilsoni — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 124
Typhlops wilsoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 774
Xerotyphlops wilsoni — HEDGES et al. 2014 
DistributionSW Iran.

Type locality: “Maidan Mihaftan, 30 miles east of Shustar in southwest Iran”  
TypesHolotype: Unlocated. 
CommentAbundance: apparently rare; only known from the lost holotype (McDiarmid et al. 1999, Hedges et al. 2014). 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the type specimens, Lieutenant A.T. Wilson. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Rajabizadeh, M. 2018. Snakes of Iran. [in Farsi] Tehran: Iranshenasi, 496 pp. [2017 ?] - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Wall,F. 1908. Notes on a collection of snakes from Persia. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 18: 795-805 - 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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