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Amerotyphlops stadelmani (SCHMIDT, 1936)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Stadelman's Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops stadelmani SCHMIDT 1936: 48
Typhlops stadelmani — MCCRANIE & WILSON 2001
Amerotyphlops stadelmani — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops stadelmani — WALLACH et al. 2014: 771 
DistributionHonduras; elevation: 850-1370 m

Type locality: “Subirana Valley, 2800 feet altitude, Yoro, Honduras.”  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R38701. 
CommentPlaced in synonymy of T. tenuis by Dixon and Hendricks (1979:28). MCCRANIE & WILSON 2001 removed T. stadelmani from the synonymy of T. tenuis.

Relative abundance in Honduras: rare 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the types, Raymond Stadelman. For biographical notes see Brown 2021. 
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  • 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
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • McCranie J R 2011. The snakes of Honduras. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 725 pp.
  • McCranie, J. & Castañeda, F.E. 2005. The herpetofauna of Parque Nacional Pico Bonito, Honduras. Phyllomedusa 4 (1): 3-16 - get paper here
  • MCCRANIE, J. R. & L. D. WILSON 2001. Taxonomic status of Typhlops stadelmani SCHMIDT (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Copeia 2001 (3): 820-822 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K.P. 1936. New amphibians and reptiles from Honduras in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 49: 43-50. - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Townsend, Josiah H.; Wilson, L.D.; Ketzler, L.P. & Luque-Montes, I.R. 2008. The largest blindsnake in Mesoamerica: a new species of Typhlops (Squamata: Typhlopidae) from an isolated karstic mountain in Honduras. Zootaxa 1932: 18–26 - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - 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.
  • Wilson, L.D. & McCranie, J.R. 2003. The herpetofauna of the cloud forests of Honduras. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 3 (1): 34-48 - get paper here
  • Wilson, L.D. & McCranie, J.R. 2003. The conservation status of the herpetofauna of Honduras. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 3 (1): 6-33 - get paper here
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