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Anilios silvia (INGRAM & COVACEVICH, 1993)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Great Sandy Blind Snake, Sylvia's Blind Snake 
SynonymRamphotyphlops silvia INGRAM & COVACEVICH 1993
Ramphotyphlops silvia — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 73
Ramphotyphlops silvia — COGGER 2000: 769
Austrotyphlops silvia — WALLACH 2006
Ramphotyphlops silvia — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 420
Ramphotyphlops silvia — MARIN et al. 2013
Anilios silvia — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops silvia — COGGER 2014: 810
Anilios silvia — WALLACH et al. 2014: 41 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: "Seary's Scrub, Cooloola NP (25°58'S, 153°0TE), SEQ" [Queensland, Australia].  
TypesHolotype: QM J27387. 
CommentType species: Ramphotyphlops sylvia Ingram & Covacevich 1993 is the type species of the subgenus Silvatyphlops Hoser 2013: 48 (subgenus of Libertadictus Wells & Wellington 1984), both synonyms of Anilios (fide SHEA 2015). 
EtymologyNamed after Hannah Sylvia Ingram, the mother of one of the senior author and Rhea Sylvia, mother of Romulus and Remus. 
  • 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
  • Ingram G J; Covacevich J A 1993. Two new species of striped blindsnakes. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 34 (1): 181-184
  • 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.
  • 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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