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)



Haiti (southern), Hispaniola


Biology & Ecology










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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