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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Family: Indotyphlidae
Genus: Indotyphlus
Taylor, 1960

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Indotyphlus is a genus of amphibian in the Indotyphlidae family which superficially resemble worms or snakes. They are sometimes known as Battersby's caecilians. They are only known from southern India.[1]


As of 2013, the genus contains two species.[1][2]

Binomial name and author Common name
Indotyphlus battersbyi Taylor, 1960 Battersby's caecilian
Indotyphlus maharashtraensis Giri, Wilkinson, & Gower, 2003 Humbarli caecilian


  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Indotyphlus Taylor, 1960". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Indotyphlus Taylor, 1960". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.