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Rena dissecta (COPE, 1896)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: New Mexico Blind Snake
G: New Mexico-Schlankblindschlange
S: Culebrilla Ciega de Nuevo Mexico 
SynonymGlauconia dissecta COPE 1896: 753
Leptotyphlops dulcis dissectus — KLAUBER 1940
Leptotyphlops myopicus dissectus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1945
Leptotyphlops myopicus dissectus — SMITH & SANDERS 1952: 216
Leptotyphlops dulcis supraocularis TANNER 1985: 625 (fide HEIMES 2016)
Leptotyphlops dulcis dissectus — CROTHER 2000: 65
Leptotyphlops dulcis dissectus — DIXON 2000
Leptotyphlops dulcis dissectus — TENNANT & BARTLETT 2000
Leptotyphlops dissectus — DIXON & VAUGHAN 2003
Leptotyphlops dissectus — BATEMAN et al. 2009
Rena dissectus — CROTHER et al. 2012
Rena dissecta — WALLACH et al. 2014: 631
Rena dissectus — CROTHER et al. 2017 
DistributionUSA (New Mexico, W Texas, Oklahoma), Mexico (Coahuila)

Type locality: “road at the silver mines at Lake Valley, southern New Mexico”  
TypesHolotype: ANSP 10752
Holotype: BYU 30426, adult, collected by Virginia and Herman Hatch in April 1965 [supraocularis] 
CommentDistribution: not in Sonora fide Lemos-Espinal et al. 2019. 
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  • Bateman, Heather L.; Alice Chung-MacCoubrey, Howard L. Snell, and Deborah M. Finch 2009. Abundance and Species Richness of Snakes along the Middle Rio Grande Riparian Forest in New Mexico. Herp. Cons. Biol. 4: 1 - get paper here
  • Bezy, Robert L. and Charles J. Cole 2014. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Madrean Archipelago of Arizona and New Mexico. American Museum Novitates (3810): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1896. On a new Glauconia from Mexico. Amer. Natural. 30: 753
  • Crother, B. I. 2000. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. Herpetological Circular 29: 1-82
  • Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2012. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Seventh Edition. Herpetological Circular 39: 1-92
  • Crother, B. I. (ed.). 2017. Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding. 8th edition. SSAR Herpetological Circular 43: 1-104 - get paper here
  • Davis DR, LaDuc TJ 2018. Amphibians and reptiles of C. E. Miller Ranch and the Sierra Vieja, Chihuahuan Desert, Texas, USA. ZooKeys 735: 97-130 - get paper here
  • Degenhardt, William G.; C. W. Painter, and A. H. Price 1996. Amphibians and reptiles of New Mexico. Univ. New Mexico Press, 431 pp.
  • Dixon, James R. 2000. Amphibians and reptiles of Texas, second edition. Texas A&M University Press, 421 pp.
  • Dixon, James R.; Vaughan, Kathryn R. 2003. The Status of Mexican and Southwestern United States Blind Snakes Allied with Leptotyphlops dulcis (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae). Texas Journal of Science 55 (1):3-24 - get paper here
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  • Geluso, Keith, Schmidt, Curtis J., Brown, Mikalah M. and Slepicka, Landis R. 2016. Rena dissectus (New Mexico Threadsnake) Predation. Herpetological Review 47 (4): 688-689 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Lazcano D, Nevárez-de los Reyes M, García-Padilla E, Johnson JD, Mata-Silva V, DeSantis DL, Wilson LD. 2019. The herpetofauna of Coahuila, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13(2) [General Section]: 31–94 (e189) - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR 2016. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Coahuila, Mexico, with comparison with adjoining states. ZooKeys 593: 117-137, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.593.8484 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M. & Sanders, Otty 1952. Distributional data on Texan amphibians and reptiles. Texas Journal of Science 4 (2): 204-219 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M. & Taylor, Edward H. 1945. An annotated checklist and key to the snakes of Mexico. Bull. US Natl. Mus. (187): iv + 1-239 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M.;Chiszar, David 1993. Apparent intergradation in Texas between the subspecies of the Texas blind snake (Leptotyphlops dulcis). Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 29 (4): 143-155 - get paper here
  • Tanner, Wilmer W. 1985. Snakes of Western Chihuahua. Great Basin Naturalist 45 (4): 615-676 - get paper here
  • Taylor, Nathan Caleb and Sean P. Graham. 2015. Geographic Distribution: Rena dissectus (New Mexico threadsnake). Herpetological Review 46 (4): 576 - get paper here
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  • 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.
  • Werning, Heiko 2012. Die Reptilien und Amphibien des Südwestens. Draco 13 (50): 18-60 - get paper here
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