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Helminthophis flavoterminatus (PETERS, 1858)

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Higher TaxaAnomalepididae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Yellowtail Blind Snake 
SynonymTyphlops flavoterminatus PETERS 1858: 402
Idiotyphlops flavoterminatus — JAN 1860
Helminthophis flavoterminatus — BOCAGE 1873: 252
Helminthophis flavoterminatus — BOULENGER 1893: 5
Typhlops mutilatus WERNER 1900: 196
Liotyphlops flavoterminatus — MEDEM 1969: 179
Helminthophis flavoterminatus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 48
Helminthophis flavoterminatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 323 
DistributionN Colombia, NW Venezuela
Type locality: Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela

Type locality: “Caracas” [Venezuela]  
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 1426-30
Lectotype: ZMB 56792 (formerly l5872), an adult male; paralectotypes: ZMB 15872, an adult female, ZMB 56793 (formerly of 15872), a juvenile, designated by Wallach & Günther 1997 [Typhlops mutilatus] 
CommentSynonymy: after Wallach & Günther 1997: 337. 
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  • Bocage, J. V. BARBOZA DU 1873. Reptiles nouveaux de l'interieur de Mossamedes. Jor. Sci. math. phys. nat. Lisboa 4: 247-253 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1860. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 1. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1865. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 9. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris [1864] - get paper here
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  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Natera-Mumaw, Marco; Luis Felipe Esqueda-González & Manuel Castelaín-Fernández 2015. Atlas Serpientes de Venezuela. Santiago de Chile, Dimacofi Negocios Avanzados S.A., 456 pp. - get paper here
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1858. Vier neue amerikanische Schlangen aus der Familie der Typhlopinen und darüber einige vorläufige Mittheilungen. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1857 (August): 402 [1857] - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1862. Ueber Typhlops flavoterminatus und Herrn Prof. Jan's Iconographie descriptive des Ophidiens, als Erwiederung auf dessen Bemerkungen in dem Archiv für Naturgeschichte 1861 p.7. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 28 (1): 35-47 - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Señaris, J. Celsa; María Matilde Aristeguieta Padrón, Haidy Rojas Gil y Fernando J. M. Rojas-Runjaic 2018. Guía ilustrada de los anfibios y reptiles del valle de Caracas, Venezuela. Ediciones IVIC, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC). Caracas, Venezuela. 348 pp.
  • Wallach, V. & R. Guenther 1997. Typhlopidae vs. Anomalepididae: The identity of Typhlops mutilatus WERNER (Reptilia: Serpentes). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 73 (2):233-342. - 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.
  • Werner, F. 1900. Beschreibung einiger noch unbekannter neotropischer und indischer Reptilien. Zool. Anz. 23: 196-198 - get paper here
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