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Mitophis leptepileptus (Thomas, McDiarmid & Thompson, 1985)

Haitian border threadsnake

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Leptotyphlops leptepilepta Thomas, McDiarmid & Thompson, 1985

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1984 (Hedges, Inchaustegui & Landestoy, 2016)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

 

Distribution

Haiti (southern), Hispaniola

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Thomas, R., McDiarmid, R.W. and Thompson, F.G. 1985. Three new species of thread snakes (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae) from Hispaniola. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 98(1): 204-220.

 

Other references:

Hedges, B., Inchaustegui, S. & Landestoy, M. 2016. Mitophis leptepileptus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T75601408A75607594. Downloaded on 17 December 2016.

Henderson, R.W. and Powell, R. 2009. Natural History of West Indian Reptiles and Amphibians. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Powell, R. and Henderson, R.W. 2012. Island lists of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 51(2): 85-166.

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