Grypotyphlops acutus

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Grypotyphlops acutus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Grypotyphlops
Peters, 1881
G. acutus
Binomial name
Grypotyphlops acutus

Grypotyphlops acutus, also known as the beaked worm snake, beaked blind snake, or beak-nosed worm snake, is a harmless blind snake species endemic to peninsular India. No subspecies are currently recognized.[4]

Geographic range[edit]

Found in peninsular India south of the Ganges and Rajputana basins. The type locality given is "inconnue" (French for unknown).[2]


  1. ^ Echternacht, S. 2016. Typhlops caymanensis (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T75607252A115492201. Downloaded on 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ 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).
  3. ^ Letheobia acutus at the Reptile Database. Accessed 15 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Rhinotyphlops acutus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 30 August 2007.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger, G.A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp.
  • Duméril, A.M.C. & Bibron, G. 1844. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol.6. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris.
  • Wallach, Van 1994. The status of the Indian endemic Typhlops acutus (Duméril and Bibron) and the identity of Typhlops psittacus Werner (Reptilia, Serpentes, Typhlopidae). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Biologie. Vol. 64, pp. 209–229.

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