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Typhlops reticulatus

(Reticulate Worm Snake)

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Reticulate Worm Snake

Description

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Habitat

Biome: Terrestrial [1].

Ecology: This genus consists of small fossorial species whose diet is mainly composed of earthworms and insect larvae. This species appears to be a habitat generalist , and is known to occur in habitats ranging from grassland, through shrublands, to forest .[1].

List of Habitats:

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Agryrophis reticulatusAgryrophis reticulatus Gray 1845: 137 • Anguis crocotatusAnguis crocotatus Schneider 1801: 340 • Anguis nasutusAnguis nasutus Gmelin 1789: 1120 • Anguis reticulataAnguis reticulata Linnaeus 1758: 228 • Anguis rostralisAnguis rostralis Weigel 1782 • Anguis rostratusAnguis rostratus Daudin 1803: 316 • Campbell & TourÉ 1999: 116 • Ophthalmidion crassumOphthalmidion crassum DumÉril in DumÉril and DumÉril 1851: 202 • Typhlops leucogasterTyphlops leucogaster Wied-Neuwied 1825 • Typhlops lumbricalis var. troscheli JAN in JAN & SORDELLI 1863: 11 (1860-1866) • Typhlops reticulatus - DumÉril & Bibron 1844: 282 • Typhlops reticulatus flavescens JAN in JAN & SORDELLI 1864: 4< /i> (1860-1866) • Typhlops reticulatus nigrolactea JAN in JAN & SORDELLI 1864< /i> (1860-1866) • Typhlops reticulatus — Boulenger 1893: 27 • Typhlops reticulatus — Gasc & Rodrigues 1980 • Typhlops reticulatus — Mcdiarmid • Typhlops reticulatus — Starace 1998: 65 • Typhlops retisculatus NAKAMURA 1938< /i> (Error Typographicus)

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Holotype: Based on Gron. mus. 2. p. 54. n. 7. and Scheuch. sacr. t. 747. f. 4. Neotype , RMNH 7660, from Paramaribo, Suriname, designated by Dixon and Hendricks, 1979, Zool. Verhandel. (173):1-39 [25].

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Typhlops

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 108 species and subspecies in this genus. Here are just 100 of them:

T. andamanensis (Andaman Worm Snake) · T. andasibensis (Andasibe Blind Snake) · T. angolensis (Angola Blind Snake) · T. arenarius (Sand Worm Snake) · T. ater (Black Blindsnake) · T. beddomii (Beddome's Worm Snake) · T. bibronii (Bibron's Blind Snake) · T. bisubocularis (Western Java Worm Snake) · T. bothriorhynchus (Gunther's Blind Snake) · T. brongersmianus (Brongersma's Worm Snake) · T. canlaonensis (Taylor's Worm Snake) · T. capitulatus (Haitian Pale-Lipped Blindsnake) · T. castanotus (Wynn's Worm Snake) · T. castonotus (Brown-Backed Blind Snake) · T. catapontus (Erica's Worm Snake) · T. caymanensis (Cayman Worm Snake) · T. collaris (Light-Collared Blind Snake) · T. comorensis (Comoro Worm Snake) · T. congestus (Blotched Blind Snake) · T. conradi (Conrad's Worm Snake) · T. costaricensis (Costa Rica Worm Snake) · T. cuneirostris (Wedgenose Worm Snake) · T. decorosus (Cameroon Worm Snake) · T. decorsei (Mocquard's Worm Snake) · T. depressiceps (Lowland Beaked Blindsnake) · T. diardii (Diard's Blindsnake) · T. dominicanus (Dominican Worm Snake) · T. elegans (Elegant Worm Snake) · T. exiguus (Belgaum Worm Snake) · T. filiformis (File Worm Snake) · T. floweri (Flower's Worm Snake) · T. fornasinii (Fornasini's Blind Snake) · T. giadinhensis (Vietnam Worm Snake) · T. gierrai (Usambara Spotted Worm Snake) · T. gonavensis (Gonave Island Worm Snake) · T. granti (Grant's Blind Snake) · T. hectus (Tiburon Peninsula Blindsnake) · T. hedraeus (Negros Island Blind Snake) · T. hypogius (Cebu Blind Snake) · T. hypomethes (Puerto Rican Coastal Blindsnake) · T. hypsobothrius (Sumatra Worm Snake) · T. inornatus (Montane Blindsnake) · T. jamaicensis (Jamaica Worm Snake) · T. jerdoni (Jerdon's Worm Snake) · T. khoratensis (Khorat Blind Snake) · T. koshunensis (Koshun Worm Snake) · T. kraali (Kei Island Worm Snake) · T. lankaensis (Sri Lanka Worm Snake) · T. lehneri (Estado Falcón Worm Snake) · T. leucomelas (Pied Worm Snake) · T. leucostictus (Liberia Worm Snake) · T. lineolatus (Common Lined Worm Snake) · T. longissimus (Long Worm Snake) · T. loveridgei (Loveridge's Worm Snake) · T. lumbricalis (Earthworm Blind Snake) · T. luzonensis (Luzon Blind Snake) · T. madagascariensis (Madagascar Worm Snake) · T. malcolmi (Malcolm's Worm Snake) · T. manilae (Manila Blind Snake) · T. manni (Mann's Worm Snake) · T. meszoelyi (Meszoelys Blind Snake) · T. microstomus (Yucatecan Worm Snake) · T. minuisquamus (Basin Worm Snake) · T. mirus (Jan's Worm Snake) · T. monastus (Montiserrat Worm Snake) · T. monensis (Mona Blind Snake) · T. mucronatus (Boettger's Worm Snake) · T. oatesii (Andaman Island Worm Snake) · T. obtusus (Slender Blind Snake) · T. ocularis (Parker's Worm Snake) · T. oligolepis (Few-Scaled Worm Snake) · T. pammeces (South Indian Blind Snake) · T. paucisquamus (Pernambuco Worm Snake) · T. platycephalus (Flat-Headed Blindsnake) · T. platyrhynchus (Tanga Worm Snake) · T. porrectus (Slender Worm Snake) · T. punctatus (Spotted Blind Snake) · T. pusillus (Hispaniola Worm Snake) · T. reticulatus (Reticulate Worm Snake) · T. reuteri (Reuters Blind Snake) · T. richardi (Richard's Blind Snake) · T. richardi richardi (Richard's Worm Snake; Locally Known As “ground Snake”) · T. rondoensis (Rondo Worm Snake) · T. rostellatus (Puerto Rican Wetland Blind Snake) · T. ruber (Samar Blind Snake) · T. ruficaudus (Brown Blind Snake) · T. schmutzi (Schmutz's Worm Snake) · T. schwartzi (Schwartz' Worm Snake) · T. siamensis (Siamese Blind Snake) · T. socotranus (Socotra Worm Snake) · T. stadelmani (Stadelman's Wurm Snake) · T. steinhausi (Steinhaus' Worm Snake) · T. sulcatus (Sulcate Blind Snake) · T. syntherus (Barahona Peninsula Blindsnake) · T. tasymicris (Grenada Bank Blindsnake) · T. tenuicollis (Peter's Worm Snake) · T. tenuis (Coffee Worm Snake) · T. tetrathyreus (Haitian Worm Snake) · T. thurstoni (Thurston's Worm Snake) · T. tindalli (Nilgiri Hills Worm Snake)

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Contributors

Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal February 27, 2008:

Identifiers

Footnotes

  1. Embert, D., La Marca, E. & García-Pérez, J.E. 2010. Typhlops reticulatus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 05 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-05-07