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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
SubspeciesRena dulcis dulcis (BAIRD & GIRARD 1853)
Rena dulcis rubella (GARMAN 1884) 
Common NamesE: Texas Blind Snake
dulcis: Plains Threadsnake
rubellum: South Texas Threadsnake
G: Texas-Schlankblindschlange
S: Culebrilla Ciega Texana 
SynonymRena dulcis BAIRD & GIRARD 1853: 142
Stenostoma dulce — COPE 1861: 305
Stenostoma (Rena) dulce — JAN 1863: 15
Leptotyphlops dulcis — STEJNEGER 1891: 501
Glauconia dulcis — COPE 1892: 590
Glauconia dulcis — BOULENGER 1893: 65
Leptotyphlops dulcis dulcis — KLAUBER 1940: 108
Leptotyphlops dulcis — STEBBINS 1985: 172
Leptotyphlops dulcis — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 144
Leptotyphlops dulcis — LINER 1994
Leptotyphlops dulcis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 28
Leptotyphlops dulcis dulcis — CROTHER 2000: 65
Rena dulcis — CROTHER et al. 2012
Rena dulcis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 632

Rena dulcis rubella (GARMAN 1884)
Stenostoma rubellum GARMAN 1884
Rena dulcis rubellum — CROTHER et al. 2012
Rena dulcis rubella — CROTHER et al. 2017 
DistributionUSA (Colorado, S Oklahoma and most of Texas) (DIXON & VAUGHAN 2003), Mexico (Quéretaro, Chihuahua, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Coahuila)

dulcis: USA (Texas, S Oklahoma); Mexico (N Tamaulipas, C Nuevo Leon); Type locality: Between San Pedro and Comanche Springs, Texas.

rubellum: USA (S Texas), extreme NE Mexico (DIXON & VAUGHAN 2003); Type locality: “Uvalde, Texas”

supraorbicularis: Mexico (Chihuahua); Type locality: Colonia Juárez, Chihuahua, México.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 7296
Holotype: MCZ 4584 [rubellum] 
CommentSubspecies: Leptotyphlops dulcis myopicus has been elevated to a full species, L. myopicus, with one race, L. myopicus iversoni, by DIXON & VAUGHAN (2003). L. d. iversoni (SMITH et al. 1998) is here treated as valid species. 
EtymologyThe specific name is the Latin word duleis, meaning "sweet." 
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