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Antillotyphlops dominicanus (STEJNEGER, 1904)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Dominica Blindsnake, Dominican Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops dominicanus STEJNEGER 1904: 687
Typhlops cinereus — CUVIER, in GUÉRIN-MÉNEVILLE 1830 (1829-1838)
Typhlops dominicana — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 646
Typhlops dominicanus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 101
Typhlops dominicanus — KORNILIOS et al. 2013
Antillotyphlops dominicanus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops dominicanus — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Antillotyphlops dominicanus — NAGY et al. 2015
Typhlops dominicanus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 762 
DistributionDominica, Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre

Type locality: “Island of Dominica, Lesser Antilles”

Type locality: “Guadeloupe” (Typhlops cinereus GUÉRIN 1830).  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH;; and
Holotype: M.H.N.P. 3219. (Typhlops cinereus GUÉRIN 1830) 
CommentFor illustrations see Goin and Goin, 1962; Richmond, 1966; Thomas, 1976.

Subspecies: Typhlops dominicanus guadeloupensis RICHMOND 1966 is now considered as a valid species. 
  • Breuil, H. 2002. Histoire Naturelle des Amphibiens et Reptiles de l’Archipel Guadeloupéen: Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélemy. Patrimoines naturels 54: 339 pp.
  • Goin, C.J.,and Goin, O.B. 1962. Introduction to herpetology. W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco: ix + 341 pp.
  • Guérin 1830. Icon. Règne Anim., Rept.: pl. 18, fig. 2
  • 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
  • Kornilios, P.; S. Giokas, P. Lymberakis, R. Sindaco 2013. Phylogenetic position, origin and biogeography of Palearctic and Socotran blind-snakes (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68 (1): 35–41 - get paper here
  • Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R.S. 1999. Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean. MacMillan, London & Oxford
  • Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S.; Hypolite, Eric; James, Arlington. 2007. A report on the status of the herpetofauna of the Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies. Applied Herpetology 4 (2):177-194 - 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.
  • NAGY, ZOLTÁN T.; ANGELA B. MARION, FRANK GLAW, AURÉLIEN MIRALLES,<br />JOACHIM NOPPER, MIGUEL VENCES & S. BLAIR HEDGES 2015. Molecular systematics and undescribed diversity of Madagascan scolecophidian snakes (Squamata: Serpentes). Zootaxa 4040 (1): 031–047 - get paper here
  • Pyron, R.A. & Wallach, V. 2014. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa 3829 (1): 001–081
  • Richmond, N.D. 1966. The Blind Snakes, Typhlops, of Guadeloupe and Dominica with the description of a new species. Herpetologica 22 (2): 129 - get paper here
  • Rudman, S. M. and R. Powell. 2010. Typhlops dominicanus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (879): 1-3 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Stejneger, L. 1904. The herpetology of Porto Rico. Rept. United States Natl. Mus. 1902: 549-724.
  • Thomas, R. 1976. Systematics of Antillean blind snakes of the genus Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Ph.D. Thesis, Louisiana State Univ.: xvi + 288pp.
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