Ramphotyphlops marxi Wallach, 1993
Marx's worm snake
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Synonym/s: Typhlops marxi Wallach, 1993
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.
Samar Island, Philippines
Biology & Ecology
Holotype: FMNH 96520
Type locality: "Tarabucan, four miles southeast of spur of Sigarag Mountains, Matuguinao Municipality, extreme northern Western Samar".
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.
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.