Typhlops tasymicris Thomas, 1974

Grenada Bank blindsnake

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1968

Rediscovered in June 2010

IUCN RedList status: Endangered

 

Distribution

Grenada & Union Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Thomas, R. (1974). A new species of Lesser Antillean Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, Louisiana State University 46: 1-5.

 

Other references:

Bentz, E.J., Rivera Rodríguez, M.J., John, R.R., Henderson, R.W. and Powell, R. (2011). Population densities, activity, microhabitats, and thermal biology of a unique crevice and litter-dwelling assemblage of reptiles on Union Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6(1): 40-50.

Powell, R. and Henderson, R.W. (2011). Typhlops tasymicris. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 24 February 2013.

Rivera Rodríguez, M. J., Bentz, E. J., Scantlebury, D. P., John, R. R., Quinn, D. P., Parmerlee, J. S. Jr., Henderson, R. W. and Powell, R. (2011). Rediscovery of the Grenada Bank endemic Typhlops tasymicris (Squamata: Typhlopidae). Journal of Herpetology 45: 167-168. [Abstract]

Wallach, V. (2000). Typhlops tasymicris. Maximum length and second known specimen. Herpetological Review 31: 180.

Yorks, D.T., Henderson, R.W. and Powell, R. (2003). Typhlops tasymicris. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 780: 1-2.

 

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