Cathetorhinus melanocephalus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Typhlopoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Typhlopoidea

Familia: Gerrhopilidae
Genus: Cathetorhinus
Species: Cathetorhinus melanocephalus

Name[edit]

Holotype: MNHN-RA-0.138, adult indet., collected by F. Péron and C.A. Lesueur (N.T. Baudin Géographe Voyage) between 1800–1804.

Type locality: unknown. Landfalls during the Péron and Lesueur voyage include Mauritius, Australia and Timor fide Wallach & Pauwels (2008: 121).

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Additional references[edit]

  • Wallach, V. & Pauwels, O.S.G. 2008. The systematic status of Cathetorhinus melanocephalus Dumeril & Bibron, 1844 (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Hamadryad 33: 39–47.
  • Cheke, A. 2010. Is the enigmatic blind-snake Cathetorhinus melanocephalus (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) an extinct endemic species from Mauritius?. Hamadryad 35(1): 101–104.

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