Leptotyphlops blanfordii

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Leptotyphlops blanfordii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Leptotyphlopidae
Genus: Leptotyphlops
Species: L. blanfordii
Binomial name
Leptotyphlops blanfordii
(Boulenger, 1890)
  • Glauconia blanfordii - Boulenger, 1890
  • Glauconia blanfordii - Boulenger, 1893
  • Glauconia laticeps - Nikolsky, 1907
  • Glauconia carltoni - Barbour, 1908
  • Leptotyphlops blanfordi - M.A. Smith, 1943
  • Glauconia blanfordi - Sundersingh, 1960
  • Leptotypheops beanyordi - Sundersingh, 1960
  • Leptotyphlops blanfordi blanfordi - Hahn, 1980[1]

Leptotyphlops blanfordii (Blanford's worm snake) is a harmless blind snake species found in India and the Middle East. Named after William Thomas Blanford (1832–1905), member of the Geological Survey of India. No subspecies are currently recognized.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

Found in India, Pakistan (Baluchistan and North-West Frontier Province), Afghanistan, possibly Iran, south to Mecca through the Arabian Peninsula from Aden through Yemen. The type locality given is "Sind" [Punjab, India].[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 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. ^ "Leptotyphlops blanfordii". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 1 September 2007. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp.
  • Hahn DE, Wallach V. 1998. Comments on the systematics of Old World Leptotyphlops (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae), with description of a new species. Hamadryad 23: 50-62

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