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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Acutotyphlops
Wallach, 1995[1]
Common names: (none).

Acutotyphlops is a genus of blind snakes found in eastern Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Currently, four species are recognized.[2] The most recently described species was in 2007.

Geographic range[edit]

Found in eastern Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.[1]


Species[2] Taxon author[2] Common name Geographic range[1]
A. banaorum Wallach et al., 2007 Kalinga Province of Luzon, the Philippines.
A. infralabialis (Waite, 1918) The Solomon Islands: Bougainville, New Georgia, Malaita and Guadalcanal.
A. kunuaensisT Wallach, 1995 The island of Bougainville (endemic).
A. solomonis (Parker, 1939) Eastern Papua New Guinea and on the island of Bougainville.
A. subocularis (Waite, 1897) Umboi Island, New Britain, Duke of York Island, New Ireland, the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands (Bougainville, Guadalcanal, Malaita, New Georgia and Nggela).

T) Type species.[1]


In 2007, a new species was described that is found in the Philippines—more than 4.000 km from the other species of the genus.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ a b c "Acutotyphlops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 August 2007. 
  3. ^ Wallach, V.; Brown, Diesmos; Gee (2007). "An Enigmatic New Species of Blind Snake from Luzon Island, Northern Philippines, with a Synopsis of the Genus Acutotyphlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae)". Journal of Herpetology. 41 (4): 690–702. doi:10.1670/206-5.1. 

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