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Rena iversoni (SMITH, BREUKELEN, AUTH & CHISZAR, 1998)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Iverson's Blindsnake
S: Culebrilla Ciega de Iverson 
SynonymLeptotyphlops dulcis iversoni SMITH, BREUKELEN, AUTH & CHISZAR 1998
Leptotyphlops myopicus iversoni — DIXON & VAUGHAN 2003
Rena myopica iversoni — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009 (by implication)
Rena iversoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 632 
DistributionMexico (Tamaulipas);

Type locality: oak woodland in the vicinity of Hwy 101, 23.7 km SW Rio San Marcos (in turn 8.1 km SW Cd. Victoria), Tamaulipas, Mexico, 36.5 km NE of Jaumave.  
TypesHolotype: UF (formerly Florida State Museum of Natural History) 105870, 11 May 1981, John B. Iverson (field no. 81JI557) 
CommentSynonymy: Listed as synonym of Rena myopica by Heimes 2016: 31. 
  • Adalsteinsson, S.A.; Branch, W.R.; Trapé, S.; Vitt, L.J. & Hedges, S.B. 2009. Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of snakes of the Family Leptotyphlopidae (Reptilia, Squamata). Zootaxa 2244: 1-50 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Smith, H.M.; Breukelen, Auth, Chiszar 1998. A subspecies of the Texas blind snake (Leptotyphlops dulcis) without supraoculars. Southwestern Naturalist 43: 437-440 - get paper here
  • Terán-Juárez, Sergio A., Elí García Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 43–113 - 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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