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1 June 2011 Taxonomy of the Blind Snakes Associated with Typhlops lumbricalis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Scolecophidia, Typhlopidae) from the Bahamas Islands and Cuba
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The taxonomic status of Typhlops lumbricalis is discussed. Populations of Typhlops lumbricalis (sensu stricto) are redescribed and restricted to the Bahamas islands. Two new Cuban species associated with T. lumbricalis are described. The new species are medium in size; rostral in dorsal view is a narrow to broad oval, preocular contacting third supralabial only, low middorsal scale count (<300), 20 scale rows anteriorly and reducing to 18 posteriorly at around midbody. These can be placed within the T. lumbricalis species group and a key to the West Indian species is presented.

La situación taxonómica del nombre Typhlops lumbricalis es discutida. Las poblaciones de Typhlops lumbricalis (sensu stricto) son redescritas y restringidas a las Bahamas. Dos nuevas especies cubanas asociadas con T. lumbricalis son descritas. Las nuevas especies son de mediano tamaño, con rostral en vista dorsal desde estrecha a oval amplia, preocular contactando solamente con la tercera supralabial, bajo conteo de escamas mediodorsales (< 300), 20 hileras de escamas anteriormente, reduciendo a 18 posteriormente alrededor del medio del cuerpo. Estas especies pueden ubicarse dentro del grupo de especies de T. lumbricalis y una clave para las especies antillanas y Bahamas es presentada.

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Michel Domínguez and Raúl E Díaz "Taxonomy of the Blind Snakes Associated with Typhlops lumbricalis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Scolecophidia, Typhlopidae) from the Bahamas Islands and Cuba," Herpetologica 67(2), (1 June 2011). https://doi.org/10.1655/HERPETOLOGICA-D-10-00024.1
Accepted: 1 January 2011; Published: 1 June 2011
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