Check List 16(5): 1129-1132, doi: 10.15560/16.5.1129
Range extension for the Costa Rican Blindsnake, Amerotyphlops costaricensis (Jiménez & Savage, 1962) (Serpentes, Typhlopidae)
expand article infoSofía Granados-Martínez, Gerardo Chaves§
‡ Laboratorio de Investigación en Animales Peligrosos, Instituto Clodomiro Picado, San Jose, Costa Rica§ Deparment of biology, Uiversidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
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We present new information on the distribution of a rare species of an American typhlopid blind snake, Amerotyphlops costaricensis (Jiménez & Savage, 1962). Our findings extend the known distribution of this species almost 120 km southeast. The few existing records of this species suggest that research should focus on filling the gaps in the distribution and our knowledge on the ecology of the species and the blind snake group.

Distribution, fossorial snakes, Scolecophidians, urban ecology