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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Centralian Blind Snake 
SynonymRamphotyphlops centralis STORR 1984
Libertadictus centralis — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 40
Ramphotyphlops centralis — MCDIARMID et al. 1999: 62
Ramphotyphlops centralis — COGGER 2000: 591
Austrotyphlops centralis — WALLACH 2006
Ramphotyphlops centralis — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 410
Libertadictus centralis — HOSER 2012: 22
Ramphotyphlops centralis — MARIN et al. 2013
Libertadictus (Adelynhosertyphlops) centralis — HOSER 2013: 47
Ramphotyphlops centralis — WILSON & SWAN 2013: 440
Anilios centralis — WALLACH, WILLIAMS & BOUNDY 2014: 37
Anilios centralis — HEDGES et al. 2014
Anilios centralis — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Ramphotyphlops centralis — COGGER 2014: 799
Anilios centralis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 37
Anilios centralis — TIATRAGUL et la. 2023 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory)

Type locality: "Alice Springs, Northern Territory”, 23°42'S, 133°52'E.  
TypesHolotype: NTM R34490 (formerly NTM A/S R317), collected X.1976. Paratypes (5): NTM A/S 5890, NTM A/S 5895, NTM A/S5960, NTM A/S R138, NTM A/S 5888 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • 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
  • Hoser, R.T. 2012. A review of the extant scolecophidians (“blindsnakes”) including the formal naming and diagnosis of new tribes, genera, subgenera, species and subspecies for divergent taxa. Australasian J. Herpetol. 15: 1–64. - get paper here
  • Marin, J., Donnellan, S.C., Hedges, S.B., Puillandre, N., Aplin, K., Doughty, P., Hutchinson, M.N., Couloux, A. & Vidal, N. 2013. Hidden species diversity of Australian burrowing snakes (Ramphotyphlops). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, doi: 10.1111/bij.12132 - 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.
  • Pyron, R.A. & Wallach, V. 2014. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa 3829 (1): 001–081 - get paper here
  • Storr G M 1984. A new Ramphotyphlops [Ramphotyphlops] (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) from central Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 11 (3): 313-314 - get paper here
  • Tiatragul, S., Skeels, A., & Keogh, J. S. 2023. Paleoenvironmental models for Australia and the impact of aridification on blindsnake diversification. Journal of Biogeography - 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, V. 2006. The nomenclatural status of Australian Ramphotyphlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 42 (1): 8-24 - 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.
  • Wells, R. W. and Wellington, C. R. 1985. A classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology, Supplementary Series (1): 1-61 [sometimes cited as 1983] - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2013. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 4th ed. New Holland Publishers, 592 pp.
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