Island worm snake

The island worm snake (Typhlops sulcatus)[2] is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.[3][4]

Island worm snake
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Typhlops
T. sulcatus
Binomial name
Typhlops sulcatus
Cope, 1868

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

Geographic range

It is believed to be endemic to southwestern Hispaniola including Navassa Island, an uninhabited island located in the Caribbean.[5]

Conservation status

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.


  1. ^ IUCN (2016). "Typhlops sulcatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  2. ^ "The Reptile Database". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  3. ^ "Typhlops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 16, 2010.
  4. ^ McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré, 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1
  5. ^ Schwartz, Albert and Richard Thomas. 1975. A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Pittsburgh.

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