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Epictia  Gray, 1845
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1107509

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Stenostoma Wagler in Spix, 1824
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2019   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderSerpentes Linnaeus, 1758 – Snakes, cobra, serpente, serpents  
                               InfraorderScolecophidia Cope, 1864  
                                  FamilyLeptotyphlopidae Stejneger, 1892 – Slender Blind Snakes, Thread Snakes, Threadsnakes  
                                     SubfamilyEpictinae Hedges, Adalsteinsson and Branch, 2009  
                                        TribeEpictini Hedges, Adalsteinsson and Branch, 2009  
                                           GenusEpictia Gray, 1845  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Species Epictia albifrons (Wagler in Spix, 1824) – Guyana Blind Snake, Wagler's Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia albipuncta (Burmeister, 1861)  
                                              Species Epictia alfredschmidti (Lehr, Wallach, Köhler and Aguilar, 2002)  
                                              Species Epictia amazonica (Orejas-Miranda, 1969) – South American Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia antoniogarciai Koch, Venegas and Böhme, 2015  
                                              Species Epictia ater (Taylor, 1940) – Black Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia australis (Freiberg and Orejas-Miranda, 1968) – Freiberg's Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia bakewelli Oliver, 1937 – Bakewell's Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia borapeliotes (Vanzolini, 1996)  
                                              Species Epictia clinorostris Arredondo and Zaher, 2010  
                                              Species Epictia collaris (Hoogmoed, 1977) – Collared Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia columbi (Klauber, 1939) – San Salvador Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia diaplocia (Orejas-Miranda, 1969) – Common Peru Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia fallax (Peters, 1858) – Black Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia goudotii (A. M. C. Duméril and Bibron, 1844) – Black Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia hobartsmithi Esqueda, Schlüter, Machado, Castelaín and Natera-Mumaw, 2015  
                                              Species Epictia magnamaculata (Taylor, 1940) – Black Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia martinezi Wallach, 2016  
                                              Species Epictia melanura (Schmidt and Walker, 1943) – Dark Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia munoai (Orejas-Miranda, 1961) – Rio Grande do Sul Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia pauldwyeri Wallach, 2016  
                                              Species Epictia peruviana (Orejas-Miranda, 1969) – Peru Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia phenops (Cope, 1875)  
                                              Species Epictia resetari Wallach, 2016  
                                              Species Epictia rioignis Koch, Martins and Schweiger, 2019  
                                              Species Epictia rubrolineata (Werner, 1901) – Red-lined Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia rufidorsa (Taylor, 1940) – Rose Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia schneideri Wallach, 2016  
                                              Species Epictia septemlineata Koch, Venegas and Böhme, 2015  
                                              Species Epictia signata (Jan, 1861) – South American Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia striatula (H. M. Smith and Laufe, 1945)  
                                              Species Epictia subcrotilla (Klauber, 1939) – Klauber's Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia teaguei (Orejas-Miranda, 1964) – Northern Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia tenella (Klauber, 1939) – Wagler's Blind Snake, Guyana Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia tesselata (Tschudi, 1845) – Tschudi's Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia tricolor (Orejas-Miranda and Zug, 1974) – Three-colored Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia undecimstriata (Schlegel, 1839) – Eleven-striped Blind Snake 
                                              Species Epictia unicolor (Werner, 1913)  
                                              Species Epictia vanwallachi Koch, Venegas and Böhme, 2015  
                                              Species Epictia vellardi (Laurent, 1984)  
                                              Species Epictia venegasi Koch, Santa Cruz and Cárdenas, 2016  
                                              Species Epictia vindumi Wallach, 2016  
                                              Species Epictia vonmayi Koch, Santa Cruz and Cárdenas, 2016  
                                              Species Epictia wynni Wallach, 2016  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Adalsteinsson, Solny A., William R. Branch, Sébastien Trape, Laurie J. Vitt, and S. Blair Hedges  
  Publication Date: 2009   
  Article/Chapter Title: Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of snakes of the family Leptotyphlopidae (Reptilia, Squamata)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, vol. 2244   
  Page(s): 1-50   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5326   
  Reference for: Epictia   

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