A new species of blindsnake from Jalisco, Mexico (Squamata: Leptotyphlopidae)


  • Oscar A. Flores-Villela Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2849-6912
  • Eric N. Smith University of Texas
  • Luis Canseco-Márquez Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Jonathan A. Campbell University of Texas



Palabras clave:

Blind snakes, Taxonomy, , Nomenclature, Squamata, Serpentes


A new snake species of the genus Rena is described from northern Jalisco, Mexico. The new species represents an isolated member of the R. dulcis group in the extreme southwest Mesa Central of the country. We redefine the R. dulcis and R. humilis groups within the genus Rena. The status of the other species allocated to these groups is discussed.

Biografía del autor/a

Oscar A. Flores-Villela, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM

Profesor de Carrera Titular "C" TC, Depto. de Biología Evolutiva, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM


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