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Ramphotyphlops  Fitzinger, 1843
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174339

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Rhamphotyphlops Agassiz, 1846
    Typhlina Wagler, 1830
  Common Name(s): Long-tailed Blind Snakes [English]
    Long Tailed Blindsnakes [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 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  
                                  FamilyTyphlopidae Merrem, 1820 – Blind Snakes, Typical Blind Snakes, Blindsnakes  
                                     GenusRamphotyphlops Fitzinger, 1843 – Long-tailed Blind Snakes, Long Tailed Blindsnakes  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops acuticaudus (Peters, 1877) – Palau Blind Snake, Palau Blindsnake 
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops affinis (Boulenger, 1889)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops albiceps (Boulenger, 1898)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops angusticeps (Peters, 1877)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops australis (Gray, 1845) – Southern Blindsnake 
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops batillus (Waite, 1894)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus (Peters, 1863)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803) – Brahminy Blind Snake, Brahminy Blindsnake, Serpiente-ciega de Braminy 
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops broomi (Boulenger, 1898)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops centralis Storr, 1984  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops chamodracaena Ingram and Covacevich, 1993  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops cumingii (Gray, 1845)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops depressus (Peters, 1880)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops diversus (Waite, 1894)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops endoterus (Waite, 1918)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops erycinus (Werner, 1901)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops exocoeti (Boulenger, 1887)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops flaviventer (Peters, 1864)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops grypus (Waite, 1918)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops guentheri (Peters, 1865)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops hamatus Storr, 1981  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops howi Storr, 1983  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops kimberleyensis Storr, 1981  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops leptosomus Robb, 1972  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops leucoproctus (Boulenger, 1889)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops ligatus (Peters, 1879)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops lineatus (Schlegel, 1839)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops lorenzi (Werner, 1909)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops margaretae Storr, 1981  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops micromma Storr, 1981  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops minimus (Kinghorn, 1929)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops multilineatus (Schlegel, 1839)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Gray, 1845)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops olivaceus (Gray, 1845)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops pilbarensis Aplin and Donnellan, 1993  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops pinguis (Waite, 1897)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops polygrammicus (Schlegel, 1839)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops proximus (Waite, 1893)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops silvia Ingram and Covacevich, 1993  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops similis (Brongersma, 1934)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops supranasalis (Brongersma, 1934)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops tovelli (Loveridge, 1945)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops troglodytes Storr, 1981  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops unguirostris (Peters, 1867)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops waitii (Boulenger, 1895)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops wiedii (Peters, 1867)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops willeyi (Boulenger, 1900)  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops yampiensis Storr, 1981  
                                        Species Ramphotyphlops yirrikalae (Kinghorn, 1942)  

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada, draft (2004)   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Long-tailed Blind Snakes[English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1   
  Page(s): xi + 511   
  Publisher: The Herpetologists' League   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-893777-01-4, 1-893777-00-6  
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops   

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