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Anilios minimus (KINGHORN, 1929)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Groote Dwarf Blind Snake 
SynonymTyphlops minimus KINGHORN 1929
Ramphotyphlops minimus — ROBB 1966: 676
Typhlina minima — HAHN 1980
Ramphotyphlops minimus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 69
Ramphotyphlops minimus — COGGER 2000: 595
Austrotyphlops minimus — WALLACH 2006
Ramphotyphlops minimus — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 416
Anilios minimus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops minimus — COGGER 2014: 806
Anilios minimus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 39 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory: Groote Island)

Type locality: Groote Eylandt, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory.  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R9692, collected by H.E. Warren. 
  • 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
  • Kinghorn, J.R. 1929. Two new snakes from Australia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 17 (4): 190 - 191 - 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.
  • Robb,J. 1966. The generic status of Australasian typhlopids (Reptilia: Squamata). Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (13) 9: 675-679 - get paper here
  • Shea G M. Horner P. 1997. A new species of Ramphotyphlops (Squamata: Typhlopidae) from the Darwin Area, with notes on two similar species from northern Australia. The Beagle 13: 53-60 [1996]
  • 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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