Description of a second specimen of Leptotyphlops parkeri (Squamata: Leptotyphlopidae), with comments on its generic placement.

@article{Boundy2013DescriptionOA,
  title={Description of a second specimen of Leptotyphlops parkeri (Squamata: Leptotyphlopidae), with comments on its generic placement.},
  author={J. Boundy},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2013},
  volume={3637},
  pages={
          493-7
        }
}
  • J. Boundy
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Zootaxa
  • All but two of the 121 species of the snake family Leptotyphlopidae are characterized by possessing 14 scale rows around the body throughout most of its length. The exceptions, both possessing 16 scale rows, are Rhinoleptus koniagui (Villiers) of the Guinean region, and Leptotyphlops parkeri Broadley, known from one specimen from Ethiopia. According to Adalsteinsson et al. (2009), some leptotyphlopids from the West Indies may possess 16 scale rows, but their statement was based on an… CONTINUE READING

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