Typhlops sulcatus

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Typhlops sulcatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Typhlops
Species: T. sulcatus
Binomial name
Typhlops sulcatus
Cope, 1868
Synonyms

Typhlops haitiensis Richmond, 1964
Typhlops sulcata [sic] - Schwartz & Thomas, 1975

Typhlops sulcatus, the sulcate blind snake or island worm snake,[1] is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.[2][3]

Geographic range[edit]

It is believed to be endemic to southwestern Hispaniola including Navassa Island, an uninhabited island located in the Caribbean.[4]

Conservation status[edit]

Extinct on Navassa Island, where the species became a casualty of human interference and feral predators, such as rodents, cats, dogs and goats that were introduced during the large-scale mining period on this small island during the 1800s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.reptile-database.org
  2. ^ "Typhlops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré, 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1
  4. ^ Schwartz, Albert and Richard Thomas. 1975. A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Pittsburgh.