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Ramphotyphlops bipartitus (SAUVAGE, 1879)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Southern New Guinea blindsnake 
SynonymTyphlops bipartitus SAUVAGE 1879: 59
Typhlops bipartitus — BOULENGER 1893: 37
Typhlops bipartitus — DE LANG 2013
Typhlops bipartitus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 745
Ramphotyphlops bipartitus — PYRON & WALLACH 2014 
DistributionIndonesia (Tidore Island)

Type locality: "Île de Tidore, Nouvelle-Guinee" [= Tidore Is., Maluku, Indonesia, 00041'N, 127°24'E].  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1878.0214-0215 
EtymologyThe generic name is a masculine noun formed from the adjective sundanus (a, um; i.e., ‘from Sunda’) and the Greek noun typhlops (the blind). 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Lang, Ruud de 2013. The snakes of the Moluccas (Maluku), Indonesia. Edition Chimaira, 417 pp. - get paper here
  • Pyron, R.A. & Wallach, V. 2014. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa 3829 (1): 001–081 - get paper here
  • Sauvage, H. E. 1879. Notice sur quelques reptiles nouveaux ou peu connus de la Nouvelle-Guinee. [Elania annulata]. Bull. Soc. philom. Paris (7) 3: 47-61 - 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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