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Antillotyphlops guadeloupensis (RICHMOND, 1966)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Typhlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Guadeloupe Blindsnake, Guadeloupe Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops guadeloupensis RICHMOND 1966: 129
Typhlops dominicanus guadeloupensis — THOMAS 1976: 63
Typhlops dominicanus guadeloupensis — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Typhlops guadeloupensis — BREUIL 2002
Typhlops guadeloupensis — LORVELEC et al. 2007
Antillotyphlops guadeloupensis — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops guadeloupensis — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Antillotyphlops guadeloupensis — NAGY et al. 2015
Typhlops guadeloupensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 763 

Type locality: “2 km southwest of Port-Bianc, Guadeloupe”.  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: CM. 41216 
CommentFor illustrations see Goin and Goin, 1962; Richmond, 1966; Thomas, 1976. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Breuil, H. 2002. Histoire Naturelle des Amphibiens et Reptiles de l’Archipel Guadeloupéen: Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélemy. Patrimoines naturels 54: 339 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
  • Lorvelec, Olivier; Pascal, Michel; Pavis, Claudie; Feldmann, Philippe. 2007. Amphibians and reptiles of the French West Indies: inventory, threats and conservation. Applied Herpetology 4 (2):131-161 - 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
  • 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
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1988. West Indian Amphibian and Reptiles: A Checklist. Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Contr. Biol. Geol. No. 74: 264 pp. - get paper here
  • Thomas, R. 1976. Systematics of Antillean blind snakes of the genus Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Ph.D. Thesis, Louisiana State Univ.: xvi + 288pp.
  • 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
  • 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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