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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Booidea
Familia: Anomochilidae
Genus: Anomochilus
Species: Anomochilus leonardi

Common names: Leonard's pipe snake, Leonard's burrowing snake,[4] Malayan giant blind snake.[1]

Anomochilus leonardi is a species of snake in the family Anomochilidae. The species is endemic to Peninsular Malaysia.[1] No subspecies are recognized as of 2015.[4][5]

Geographic range

A. leonardi is found in Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo (Sabah).[4]

Its type locality is Sungei Ngeram, near Merapoh, Pahang.[3]

The specific name, leonardi, is in honor of G.R. Leonard, collector of the holotype.[6][3]

A. leonardi is oviparous.[4]
Conservation status

A. leonardi is listed as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species because it occurs in a reserve (Ulu Gombak Forest Reserve) and is not seen as facing significant threats.[1]

Grismer, L. (2012). "Anomochilus leonardi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T1555A727213. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T1555A727213.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T (1999). Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
Smith, Malcolm A. (1940). "A new Snake of the Genus Anomochilus from the Malay Peninsula". Journal of Natural History. Series 11. 6 (35): 447–449. doi:10.1080/03745481.1940.9723701. (Anomochilus leonardi, new species).
Anomochilus leonardi at the Reptile Database. Accessed 19 December 2015.
"Anomochilus leonardi ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Anomochilus leonardi, p. 155).


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