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Malayotyphlops collaris (WYNN & LEVITON, 1993)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Collared Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops collaris WYNN & LEVITON 1993
Typhlops collaris — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 96
Typhlops collaris — WALLACH et al. 2014: 760
Malayotyphlops collaris — HEDGES et al. 2014 
DistributionPhilippines (Luzon)

Type locality: “Anuling Mt. (150 m elevation), Caramoan Municipality, Camarines Sur, Luzon Island, Philippines.”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: UF 55123 
Diagnosis 
CommentTyphlops collaris has a collar of unpigmented scales behind the head and a high number (> 400) of middorsal scale rows. 
References
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Weinell, Jeffrey L.; Errol Hooper, Alan E. Leviton, Rafe M. Brown 2019. Illustrated Key to the Snakes of the Philippines. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 66 (1): 1-49 - get paper here
  • Wynn A H. LEVITON A E. 1993. Two new species of blind snake, genus Typhlops (Reptilia: Squamata: Typhlopidae), from the Philippine Archipelago. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 106 (1): 34-45. - get paper here
 
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