Acutotyphlops banaorum

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Acutotyphlops banaorum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Acutotyphlops
A. banaorum
Binomial name
Acutotyphlops banaorum
Wallach et al., 2007

Acutotyphlops banaorum is a species of snake in the family Typhlopidae.[2] The species is endemic to the Philippines.[3][4]


The specific name, banaorum, refers to the Banao, a tribe indigenous to northern Luzon island.[5]


  1. ^ Brown, R. & Diesmos, A. 2009. Acutotyphlops banaorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T169799A6675382. Downloaded on 02 August 2018.
  2. ^ 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).
  3. ^ "Acutotyphlops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 August 2007.
  4. ^ Acutotyphlops banaorum at the Reptile Database. Accessed 29 July 2018.
  5. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. (Acutotyphlops banaorum, p. 16).

Further reading[edit]

  • Wallach V, Brown RM, Diesmos AC, Gee GVA (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. (Acutotyphlops banaorum, new species).