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Acutotyphlops solomonis (PARKER, 1939)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymTyphlops solomonis PARKER 1939: 4
Typhlops solomonis — TANNER 1948: 19
Ramphotyphlops solominis ROBB 1966: 676 (error typographicus)
Acutotyphlops solomonis — WALLACH 1995
Acutotyphlops solomonis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 54
Acutotyphlops solomonis — HEDGES et al. 2014
Acutotyphlops solomonis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 8 
DistributionSolomon Islands, Papua New Guinea (Alotau and Bougainville Island), 0–915 m elevation. (S Pacific)

Type locality: Buin, Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea (6u449S, 155u419E, 60 m).  
TypesHolotype: IRSNB 2029, a 427 mm female collected by J. B. Poncelet, 2 June 1938. 
CommentDistribution: the report from Alotau may be a misidentified or erroneous report (Kraus 2017). 
  • 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
  • Jarchow, J.L. 1990. Herp health: a fatal case of tetanus in a Solomon Island Skink. Sonoran Herpetologist 3 (11):93, 98. - get paper here
  • Kraus, Fred 2017. New Species of Blindsnakes (Squamata: Gerrhopilidae) from the offshore islands of Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa 4299 (1): 075–094 - get paper here
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - 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.
  • Parker, H. W. 1939. Reptiles and amphibians from Bougainville, Solomon Islands. Bull Mus roy Hist nat Belgique Bruxelles 15 (60): 1-5 - get paper here
  • Robb,J. 1966. The generic status of Australasian typhlopids (Reptilia: Squamata). Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (13) 9: 675-679 - get paper here
  • Tanner, V. M. 1948. Pacific Islands Herpetology No. I. Mariana Islands. Great Basin Naturalist 9 (1-2): 1-20 - get paper here
  • Wallach, V. 1995. A new genus for the Rhamphotyphlops subocularis species group (Serpentes: Typhlopidae), with description of a new species. Asiatic Herpetological Research 6: 132-150. - get paper here
  • Wallach, V.; Brown, R.M.; Diesmos, A.C. & Gee, G.V.A. 2007. An Enigmatic New Species of Blind Snake from Luzon Island, Northern Philippines, with A Synopsis of The Genus Acutotyphlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Journal of Herpetology 41 (4): 690-702 - 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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