The systematic status of the Ramphotyphlops flaviventer (Peters) complex (Serpentes: Typhlopidae)

@article{Wallach1996TheSS,
  title={The systematic status of the Ramphotyphlops flaviventer (Peters) complex (Serpentes: Typhlopidae)},
  author={V. Wallach},
  journal={Amphibia-reptilia},
  year={1996},
  volume={17},
  pages={341-359}
}
An examination of the type specimens of Typhlops aluensis Boulenger, T. buehleri Hediger, T. depressus Peters, T. flaviventer Peters, T. philococos Wemer, T similis Brongersma, and T. supranasalis Brongersma, in conjunction with external and internal morphology, indicates that Ramphotyphlops flaviventer (sensu McDowell) consists of two easily recognizable allopatric populations here considered as valid species, a western one referred to R. flaviventer and an eastern one referred to R. depressus… Expand
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