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Ramphotyphlops similis (BRONGERSMA, 1934)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymTyphlops similis BRONGERSMA 1934
Ramphotyphlops similis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 74
Ramphotyphlops similis — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops similis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 629 
DistributionPapua New Guinea

Type locality: "Dare, New Guinea" [Manukwari (1°00'S', 134°38'E), Irian Jaya].  
TypesHolotype: RMNH 6295. 
CommentR. similis is closely related to R. flaviventer. 
  • Brongersma,L.D. 1934. Contributions to Indo-Australian herpetology. Zoologische Mededelingen 17: 161-251 - 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
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Wallach, V. 1996. The systematic status of the Ramphotyphlops flaviventer (PETERS) complex (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 17 (4): 341-359. - 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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