Typhlops muelleri Schlegel, 1839, Schlegel, 1839

Teynié, Alexandre, David, Patrick & Ohler, Annemarie, 2010, Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo, Zootaxa 2416, pp. 1-43: 17

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.194395

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Typhlops muelleri Schlegel, 1839
status

 

Typhlops muelleri Schlegel, 1839  

Material examined. MNHN 2002.0430 (female; SVL> 310 mm, TaL 6 mm; specimen in very bad condition), Tigapulan Mts., Province of Riau.

Taxonomic comments. This taxon has long been considered a subspecies of Typhlops diardii Schlegel, 1839   . We follow Taylor (1965) and Wallach in David & Vogel (1996) in regarding Typhlops muelleri   as a valid species distinct from Typhlops diardii   . This species is monotypic.

Distribution on Sumatra. Provinces of Sumatera Utara, Sumatera Barat, Riau, Jambi, Bengkulu, and Sumatera Selatan ( David & Vogel, 1996; this work). Also the islands of Pulau We, Nias and Bangka ( David & Vogel, 1996).

Biology. This specimen was found in November dead on a road crossing a part already burnt of a large tract of primary forest in process of total destruction.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Typhlopidae

Genus

Typhlops