The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Madatyphlops cariei Hoffstetter, 1946

Hoffstetter's worm snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Typhlops cariei Hoffstetter, 1946


Conservation Status

Last record: 1600's?

IUCN RedList status: Extinct





Biology & Ecology




Holotype: MNHN MAU 1000






Original scientific description:

Hoffstetter, R. (1946). Les Typhlopidae fossiles. Bulletin Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (2) 18(3): 309-315.


Other references:

Anthony Cheke & Julian Hume (2008): Lost Land of the Dodo T. & A.D. Poyser.

McDiarmid, R. W., Campbell, J. A. and Touré, T. (1999). Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Typhlops cariei. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. ( Downloaded on 29 January 2012.


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