Leptotyphlopidae

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Leptotyphlops humilis, a species of familia Leptotyphlopidae.

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Typhlopoidea

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata Toxicofera

Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Typhlopoidea

Familia: Leptotyphlopidae
Genera (12): Epacrophis – Epictia – Leptotyphlops – Mitophis – Myriopholis – Namibiana – Rena – Rhinoleptus – Siagonodon – Tetracheilostoma – Tricheilostoma – Trilepida

Name[edit]

Leptotyphlopidae Stejneger, 1892

Type genus: Leptotyphlops Fitzinger, 1843: 24.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Stenosomata Ritgen, 1828: 255. Type genus: Stenosoma Wagler, 1824. [Preoccupied by Stenosoma Latreille, 1810: Coleoptera and Stenosoma Lamarck, 1817: Mollusca.]
  • Stenostomi Wiegmann & Ruthe, 1832: 160.
  • Stenosomina Bonaparte, 1845: 377.
  • Stenosomatidae Günther, 1885: 85.
  • Stenostomidae Cope, 1886: 481.
  • Glauconiidae Boulenger, 1890: 242. Type genus: Glauconia Gray, 1845.
  • Leptotyphlopidae Stejneger, 1892 [dated 1891]: 501.

References[edit]

  • Adalsteinsson, S.A.; Branch, W.R.; Trape, 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. Abstract & excerpt
  • Arredondo, J.C. & H. Zaher, 2010: A New Species of Epictia (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae) from Central Brazil. South American journal of herpetology 5(3): 189-198. doi: 10.2994/057.005.0304.
  • Hedges, S.B. 2011: The type species of the threadsnake genus Tricheilostoma Jan revisited (Squamata, Leptotyphlopidae). Zootaxa, 3027: 63-64. Preview PDF
  • Pinto, R.R. et al. 2010: Taxonomy of the threadsnakes of the tribe Epictini (Squamata: Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae) in Colombia. Zootaxa, 2724: 1-28. Preview

Vernacular names[edit]

dansk: Falske ormeslanger
Deutsch: Schlankblindschlangen
English: Slender Blind Snakes
Nederlands: Ijzerslangen
suomi: Matokäärmeet
ไทย: งูเส้นด้าย
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