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Myriopholis wilsoni (HAHN, 1978)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Leptotyphlopinae, Myriopholini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Wilson's Blind Snake 
SynonymLeptotyphlops wilsoni HAHN 1978
Leptotyphlops wilsoni — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 46
Leptotyphlops cf. wilsoni — RÖSLER & WRANIK 2004
Myriopholis wilsoni — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009
Myriopholis wilsoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 466 
DistributionSocotra Island (Yemen).

Type locality: Kirschon, Socotra Island.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1957.1.10.28 
Diagnosis 
CommentLeptotyphlops wilsoni was described on the basis of two specimens by Hahn (1978) (see also Corkill and Chochrane 1966). L. wilsoni differs from L. filiformis and L. macrurus by a short, rounded, not hooked snout and a proportional smaller rostral; from L. filiformis it differs additionally in a lower number of dorsals. According to Hahn (1978) the occipitals in L. wilsoni are undivided, but divided in L. filiformis and L. macrurus, which was not confi rmed by Schätti and Desvoignes (1999) [from RÖSLER & WRANIK 2006].

Known only from the holotype. 
References
  • Adalsteinsson, S.A.; Branch, W.R.; Trapé, S.; Vitt, L.J. & Hedges, S.B. 2009. Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of snakes of the Family Leptotyphlopidae (Reptilia, Squamata). Zootaxa 2244: 1-50 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Hahn D. E. & V. WALLACH, 1998. Comments on the systematics of Old World Leptotyphlops (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae), with description of a new species. Hamadryad 23: 50-62
  • Hahn,D.E. 1978. A brief review of the genus Leptotyphlops (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae) of Asia, with description of a new species. Journal of Herpetology 12 (4): 477-489 - 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.
  • RAZZETTI, EDOARDO; ROBERTO SINDACO, CRISTINA GRIECO, FRANCESCA PELLA, UGO ZILIANI, FABIO PUPIN, ELISA RISERVATO, DANIELE PELLITTERI-ROSA, LUCA BUTIKOFER, AHMED SAEED SULEIMAN, BADAR AWADH AL-ASEILY, CATERINA CARUGATI, ELEONORA BONCOMPAGNI & MAURO FAS 2011. Annotated checklist and distribution of the Socotran Archipelago Herpetofauna (Reptilia). Zootaxa 2826: 1–44 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. & Wranik, W. 2004. A key and annotated checklist to the reptiles of the Socotra archipelago. Fauna of Arabia 20: 505-534
  • Schätti, B., Desvoignes, A. 1999. The herpetofauna of southern Yemen and the Sokotra Archipelago. Muséum d'histoire naturelle Genéve, Genéve.
  • Sindaco, R.; Alberto Venchi & Cristina Grieco 2013. The Reptiles of the Western Palearctic, Volume 2: Annotated Checklist and Distributional Atlas of the Snakes of Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia, with an Update to Volume 1. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 543 pp. - 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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