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Antillotyphlops geotomus (THOMAS, 1966)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Leeward Blindsnake, Montiserrat Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops monastus geotomus THOMAS 1966: 260
Typhlops geotomus — VIDAL et al. 2010
Typhlops geotomus — KORNILIOS et al. 2013
Antillotyphlops geotomus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops geotomus — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Antillotyphlops geotomus — NAGY et al. 2015
Typhlops geotomus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 762 
DistributionBarbuda, Antigua (and Great Bird I.), St. Christopher, Nevis, St. Eustatius

Type locality: 1 mi. N Carlisle, St. Mary’s Parish, Antigua, British West Indies.  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 81115, adult; paratypes: USNM, BMNH, INHS (= UIMNH), MCZ, ASFS 
CommentFor illustrations see Thomas, 1966; Thomas, 1976. 
EtymologyNamed after the Greek word for “ploughing”. 
  • 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
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Thomas, R. 1966. Leeward Islands Typhlops (Reptilia, Serpentes). Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 79: 255-265. - 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
  • Vidal, Nicolas; Julie Marin, Marina Morini, Steve Donnellan, William R. Branch, Richard Thomas, Miguel Vences, Addison Wynn, Corinne Cruaud and S. Blair Hedges 2010. Blindsnake evolutionary tree reveals long history on Gondwana. Biology Letters 6: 558–561 - get paper here
  • Wagensveld T, van Staa S, Butôt R 2020. Discovery of the Leeward Blindsnake, Antillotyphlops geotomus (Thomas,1966), on St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands. Caribbean Herpetology, 69, 1-3 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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