The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Ramphotyphlops marxi Wallach, 1993

Marx's worm snake

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Typhlops marxi Wallach, 1993

 

Conservation Status

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient

 

This species is only known from the holotype (Gonzalez & Diesmos, 2007), but probably still exists. Neverthelss it is listed here as there is no known population, and hence extinction is a possibility.

 

Distribution

Samar Island, Philippines

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: FMNH 96520

Type locality: "Tarabucan, four miles southeast of spur of Sigarag Mountains, Matuguinao Municipality, extreme northern Western Samar".

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Wallach, V. (1993). A new species of blind snake, Typhlops marxi, from the Philippines (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Raffles Bull. Zool. 41(2): 263-278.

 

Other references:

Gonzalez, J.C. & Diesmos, A. (2009). Ramphotyphlops marxi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 04 February 2013.

Uetz, P. et al., The Reptile Database, https://www.reptile-database.org, accessed June 19, 2011.

 

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