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Ramphotyphlops braminus  (Daudin, 1803)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174341

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Rhamphotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803)
 
  Common Name(s): Brahminy Blind Snake [English]
 
    Brahminy Blindsnake [English]
 
    Serpiente-ciega de Braminy [Spanish]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      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  
                                        SpeciesRamphotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803) – Brahminy Blind Snake, Brahminy Blindsnake, Serpiente-ciega de Braminy  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops braminus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops braminus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops braminus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  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)   
  Page(s):    
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops braminus   
       
  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops braminus   
       
  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  
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops braminus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Oceania  
    Africa  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    Middle America  
    North America  
    Southern Asia  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Central Pacific Territories, Native & Introduced  
    Continental US, Introduced  
    Hawaii, Introduced  
    Mexico, Introduced  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Banks et al. (2004) note: Within the Central Pacific Territories Ramphotyphlops braminus is native to the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, but introduced to the Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands, and Palau Islands  
 

 

   

 
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