Estado Falcón worm snake

The Estado Falcón worm snake (Amerotyphlops lehneri ) is a species of snake in the family Typhlopidae.[3][4] The species is endemic to Venezuela.

Estado Falcón worm snake
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Amerotyphlops
A. lehneri
Binomial name
Amerotyphlops lehneri
(Roux, 1926)
  • Typhlops lehneri
    Roux, 1926
  • Amerotyphlops lehneri
    Hedges et al., 2014


The specific name, lehneri, is in honor of geologist Ernst Lehner.[5]

Geographic range

A. lehneri is found in the Venezuelan state of Falcón.[2]


A. lehneri is oviparous.[2]


  1. ^ Rivas G, Schargel W (2017). "Amerotyphlops lehneri ". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T67657437A67657455. Downloaded on 04 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Species Amerotyphlops lehneri at The Reptile Database .
  3. ^ "Typhlops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 15, 2010.
  4. ^ McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré (1999). Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. (Typhlops lehneri, p. 107).
  5. ^ Beolens, Bo, Michael Watson, and Michael Grayson (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Typhlops lehneri, p. 154).

Further reading

  • Hedges, Stephen B., Angela B. Marion, Kelly M. Lipp, Julie Marin, and Nicolas Vidal (2014). "A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata)". Caribbean Herpetology (49): 1-61. (Amerotyphlops lehneri, new combination).
  • Roux, Jean (1926). "Notes d'erpétologie sud-américaine ". Revue Suisse de Zoologie 33 (4): 291-299. (Typhlops lehneri, new species, pp. 298–299). (in French).

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