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Antillotyphlops granti (RUTHVEN & GAIGE, 1935)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Guanica Blindsnake, Grant's Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops granti RUTHVEN & GAIGE 1935: 2
Typhlops granti — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 649
Typhlops granti — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 103
Typhlops granti — KORNILIOS et al. 2013
Antillotyphlops granti — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops granti — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Antillotyphlops granti — NAGY et al. 2015
Typhlops granti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 763 
DistributionPuerto Rico, Isla Caja de Muertos.

Type locality: “Caja de Muertos Island, 8 miles off Ponce, Puerto Rico.”  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 76669. 
CommentFor illustrations see Ruthven and Gaige, 1935; Thomas, 1976. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Hedges, S. B. and R. Thomas. 1991. Cryptic species of snakes (Typhlopidae: Typhlops) from the Puerto Rico Bank detected by protein electrophoresis. Herpetologica 47: 448-459. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Legler, J.M. 1959. A new blind snake (genus Typhlops) from Cuba. Herpetologica 15 (2): 105-112 - 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
  • Ruthven, A. G. and H. T. Gaige. 1935. Observations on Typhlops from Puerto Rico and some of the adjacent islands. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan 307:1-12. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • 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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