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Ramphotyphlops leptosomus  Robb, 1972
Taxonomic Serial No.: 634540

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Anilios leptosoma (Robb, 1972)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops leptosomus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Reptile Database (2019), website (version 09-Jul-19)  
  Acquired: 2019   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (   
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops leptosomus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1   
  Page(s): xi + 511   
  Publisher: The Herpetologists' League   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-893777-01-4, 1-893777-00-6  
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops leptosomus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shea, Glenn M.  
  Publication Date: 2015   
  Article/Chapter Title: A new species of Anilios (Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae) from Central Australia   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, vol. 4033, no. 1   
  Page(s): 103-116   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5334   
  Notes: DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4033.1.5 ; available online at   
  Reference for: Ramphotyphlops leptosomus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Australia  



  Comment: As noted by Shea (2015:112), the name as originally published by Robb (1972:39-40) was Ramphotyphlops leptosoma, and although he did not specify the etymology, it ends with the Greek noun 'soma' (meaning body), and under ICZN Arts. 31.2.1-2 it must be considered a noun in aposition, and not changed to match the gender of the genus. Thus, also, the current combination is Anilios leptosoma, even though the genus is masculine  



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