Typhlops tasymicris Thomas, 1974

Grenada Bank blindsnake, Grenada Bank worm snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Amerotyphlops tasymicris (Thomas, 1974)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1968

Rediscovered in June 2010

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Grenada & Union Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines


Biology & Ecology










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. ( 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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