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Madatyphlops cariei (HOFFSTETTER, 1946)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Madatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymTyphlops cariei HOFFSTETTER 1946
Typhlops cariei — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 94
Typhlops cariei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 760
Madatyphlops cariei — HEDGES 2016 (pers. comm. 2 Dec 2016) 
DistributionMauritius (fossil)

Type locality: "Mare aux Songes (He Maurice)" [Island of Mauritius, Indian Ocean].  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1000 (or MNHN-MAU 1000, most likely MNHN-AC 1000) 
Commentfossil species. Reports from Reunion are questionable (fide Blanc 1971 and Glaw, pers. comm.)

Typhlops cariei is a fossil species from Mauritius with essentially no generic-level characters so it should be placed in the genus occurring in that region, which is Madatyphlops (pers. comm. 2 Dec 2016). 
  • 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
  • Hoffstetter, R. 1946. Les Typhlopidae fossiles. Bull. Mus. nation. Hist. Nat. (Paris) 18 (3): 313 - 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.
  • 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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