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Gerrhopilus fredparkeri (WALLACH, 1996)

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Higher TaxaGerrhopilidae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymTyphlops fredparkeri WALLACH 1996
Typhlops fredparkeri — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 103
Gerrhopilus fredparkeri — VIDAL et al. 2010
Gerrhopilus fredparkeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 308 
DistributionPapua New Guinea

Type locality: Korobosea (90 29' S, 1470 11' E), 9 km east of Port Moresby, Central Province, Papua New Guinea, 40 - 60 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 142651 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Typhlops fredparkeri is distinct from all Australasian scolecophidians in possessing 16 longitudinal scale rows in conjunction with a rounded snout. 
EtymologyNamed after Fred Parker, Indian-born Australian herpetologist, collector of the holotype. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Kraus, Fred 2005. New species of blindsnake from Rossel Island, Papua New Guinea. Journal of Herpetology 39 (4): 591-59 - 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.
  • 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
  • Wallach, V. 1996. Two new Blind snakes of the Typhlops ater species group from Papua new Guinea (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 3 (2):107-118. - 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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