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Anomalepis colombia MARX, 1953

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Higher TaxaAnomalepididae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymAnomalepis colombia MARX 1953
Anomalepis colombia — KOFRON 1988
Anomalepis colombia — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 47
Anomalepis colombia — WALLACH et al. 2014: 43 
DistributionColombia (Caldas)

Type locality: La Selva, Pueblo Rico, 1700 m elevation, Departamento de Caldas, Colombia (05º25’23N, 74º57’44W)  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 54986, collected by Kjell von Sneidern, January 1946. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Anomalepis colombia is distinguished from its congeners by having 31/29/27 scales in rows around anterior / midbody / posterior body, and 387 scales on dorsal middle row (vs. 26/24/22 and 283 scales in A. aspinosus; 26/26/24 and 304–308 in A. flavapices; and 25–26/22–24/21–23 and 277–312 A. mexicanus). 
CommentKnown only from the holotype. 
  • Kofron, C. 1988. The central and south-american blindsnakes of the genus Anomalepis. Amphibia-Reptilia 9: 7-14 - get paper here
  • Marra-Santos, Fidélis Júnio; Roberto E. Reis 2019. Redescription of the Blind Snake Anomalepis colombia (Serpentes: Anomalepididae) Using High-Resolution X-Ray Computed Tomography. Copeia 107 (2): - get paper here
  • Marx,H. 1953. A new worm snake from Colombia, genus Anomalepis. Fieldiana: Zoology 34: 197-198 - 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.
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • VANEGAS-GUERRERO, JHONATTAN; ANGELE MARTINS, ESTEBAN QUIÑONES-BETANCURT, JOHN D. LYNCH 2019. Rediscovery of the rare Andean blindsnake Anomalepis colombia Marx 1953 (Serpentes: Anomalepididae) in the wild. Zootaxa 4623 (3): - 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.
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