A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata)

  title={A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata)},
  author={S. Blair Hedges and Angela B. Marion and Kelly M. Lipp and Julie Marin and Nicol{\'a}s Vidal},
The evolutionary history and taxonomy of worm-like snakes (scolecophidians) continues to be refined as new molecular data are gathered and analyzed. Here we present additional evidence on the phylogeny of these snakes, from morphological data and 489 new DNA sequences, and propose a new taxonomic framework for the family Typhlopidae. Of 257 named species of typhlopid snakes, 92 are now placed in molecular phylogenies along with 60 additional species yet to be described. Afrotyphlopinae subfam… 

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