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Common names: Christmas Island blind snake.

Ramphotyphlops exocoeti is a blind snake species endemic to Christmas Island. No subspecies are currently recognized.[1]

Geographic rangeEdit

Found on Christmas Island (Australia) The type locality given is [2]

Conservation statusEdit

This species is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List with the following criteria: D2 (v2.3, 1994).[3] This means that it is not Critically Endangered or Endangered, but is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild in the medium-term future. This is because the population is very small and characterized by an acute restriction in its area of occupancy. It is therefore prone to the effects of human activities (or stochastic events, the impact of which is increased by human activities) within a very short period of time in an unforeseeable future. Therefore, it is possible that this species may become Critically Endangered or even Extinct within a very short period of time. Year assessed: 1996.[4]

ReferencesEdit

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Further readingEdit

  • Boulenger GA. 1887. Report on a zoological collection made by the officers of H.M.S. Flying Fish at Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. Proc. zool. Soc. London, 1887: 516-517

External linksEdit

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