Cathetorhinus melanocephalus

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Cathetorhinus melanocephalus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Gerrhopilidae
Genus: Cathetorhinus
Duméril & Bibron, 1844
C. melanocephalus
Binomial name
Cathetorhinus melanocephalus
  • Typhlops melanocephalus
  • Ramphotyphlops melanocephalus

Cathetorhinus melanocephalus is a species of snake in the Gerrhopilidae family.[1][2][3] It may belong to the genus Rhinotyphlops, but a formal reassignment has yet to be published.


  1. ^ "Typhlops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 13, 2010.
  2. ^ McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré, 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1
  3. ^ Cathetorhinus melanocephalus at the Reptile Database. Accessed 29 July 2018.