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Ramphotyphlops mansuetus (BARBOUR, 1921)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Small-headed Blind Snake 
SynonymTyphlops cumingii mansuetus BARBOUR 1921
Ramphotyphlops mansuetus — WALLACH 2003
Ramphotyphlops mansuetus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops mansuetus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 629 
DistributionBritish Solomon Islands (see comment)

Type locality: Keri Keri, San Cristóbal, Solomon Islands.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-14270 
Commentonly known from San Cristobal and Bougainville Is. but could be present on any of the intervening islands such as Choiseul, Santa Isabel, New Geogia of Guadalcanal. 
  • Barbour, Thomas 1921. Reptiles and amphibians from the British Solomon Islands. Proc. New England zool. Club 7: 91-112 - get paper here
  • 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
  • McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Series Faunistica 57, 212 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - get paper here
  • Tanner, V. M. 1948. Pacific Islands Herpetology No. I. Mariana Islands. Great Basin Naturalist 9 (1-2): 1-20 - get paper here
  • Wallach, V. 2003. Scolecophidia miscellanea. Hamadryad 27 (2): 222-240
  • 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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