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Anilios howi (STORR, 1983)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Kimberley deep-soil Blind Snake 
SynonymRamphotyphlops howi STORR 1983
Ramphotyphlops howi — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 67
Ramphotyphlops howi — COGGER 2000: 593
Austrotyphlops howi — WALLACH 2006
Ramphotyphlops howi — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 412
Ramphotyphlops howi — MARIN et al. 2013
Anilios howi — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops howi — COGGER 2014: 803
Anilios howi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 38
Anilios howi — TIATRAGUL et la. 2023 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: "Walsh Point, Western Australia [Australia], in 14°34'S, 125°51'E."  
TypesHolotype: WAM R77226. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr R.A. How, head of the Museum's Department of Biological Survey (obviously the Western Australian Museum, but not stated explicitly). 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Storr G M 1983. A new Ramphotyphlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) from Western Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 10 (4): 315-317 - 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
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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