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Amerotyphlops tasymicris (THOMAS, 1974)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Grenada Bank Blindsnake, Grenada Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops tasymicris THOMAS 1974:1
Typhlops tasymicris — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 660
Typhlops tasymicris — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 121
Amerotyphlops tasymicris — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops tasymicris — WALLACH et al. 2014: 772 
DistributionLesser Antilles: Grenada

Type locality: 1 mi. E Vincennes, St. David Parish, Grenada.  
TypesHolotype: UF/FSM 21547. 
DiagnosisDESCRIPTION: Maximum TL 181 mm; TL/taillength 70; TL/midbody diameter 48; middorsal scales 429; scale rows 20-20; head shape rounded; rostral broad in dor- sal aspect, oval, not flared on apex, no labial flare; postocular 1. Coloration bicolor with dorsal pigmentation fading to unpigmented venter along lateral zone; dorsum lineate as result of dark scale centers and light scale edges (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 660). 
CommentFor illustrations see Thomas, 1974;Thomas, 1976. 
  • Bentz, Ehren J.; Mel José Rivera Rodríguez, Rebecca R. John, Robert W. Henderson, and Robert Powell 2011. Population Densities, Activity, Microhabitats, and Thermal Biology of a Unique Crevice- and Litter-dwelling Assemblage of Reptiles on Union Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Herp. Cons. Biol. 6 (1): 40-50 - get paper here
  • Breuil, M. 1999. Nouvelle expèce du genre Typhlops, (Serpentes, Typhlopoidae) de l’île de Saint-Barthélmy, comparaison avec les autres espèces des Petites Antilles. Bull. mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon 68: 30-40 - get paper here
  • Graboski R, Arredondo JC, Grazziotin FG, et al. 2018. Molecular phylogeny and hemipenial diversity of South American species of Amerotyphlops (Typhlopidae, Scolecophidia). Zoologica Scripta 48: 139– 156 - 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.
  • Rodríguez, Mel José Rivera; Ehren J. Bentz, Daniel P. Scantlebury, Rebecca R. John, Daniel P. Quinn, John S. Parmerlee, Robert W. Henderson, and Robert Powell 2011. Rediscovery of the Grenada Bank Endemic Typhlops tasymicris (Squamata: Typhlopidae). Journal of Herpetology 45 (2): 167-168. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Thomas, R. 1974. A new species of Lesser Antillean Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Louisiana State Univ. 46:1-5. - get paper here
  • Thomas, R. 1976. Systematics of Antillean blind snakes of the genus Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Ph.D. Thesis, Louisiana State Univ.: xvi + 288pp.
  • 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.
  • Yorks, D.T.; Henderson, R.W. & Powell, R. 2003. Typhlops tasymicris Thomas. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (780): 1-2 - get paper here
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