Ramphotyphlops marxi Wallach, 1993

Marx's worm snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Typhlops marxi Wallach, 1993


Conservation Status

Still extant?

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.


Other references:

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

Regalado, Pedro Galán. (2015). Los Anfibios y Reptiles Extinguidos: Herpetofauna Desaparecida Desde el Año 1500. Monografías de la Universidade da Coruña 155: 1-509.

Uetz, P. et al., The Reptile Database,, accessed June 19, 2011.


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