Andaman worm snake

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Andaman worm snake
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Gerrhopilidae
Genus: Gerrhopilus
G. andamanensis
Binomial name
Gerrhopilus andamanensis
(Stoliczka, 1871)
  • Typhlops Andamanensis
    Stoliczka, 1871
  • Typhlops andamanensis
    Boulenger, 1893
  • Gerrhopilus andamanensis
    Vidal et al., 2010

The Andaman worm snake (Gerrhopilus andamanensis) is a species of harmless blind snake in the family Gerrhopilidae. The species is endemic to the Andaman Islands. No subspecies are currently recognized.[3][2]

Geographic range[edit]

It is found in the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. The type locality given is "Andaman Islands".[1]


  1. ^ a b McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré TA (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).
  2. ^ a b Gerrhopilus andamanensis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 8 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Typhlops andamanensis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 1 September 2007.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1893). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume I., Containing the Families Typhlopidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 448 pp. + Plates I-XXVIII. (Typhlops andamanensis, p. 52).
  • Stoliczka F (1871). "Notes on some Indian and Burmese Ophidians". J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal, Calcutta 40: 421-445. (Typhlops andamanensis, new species, pp. 428–429 + Plate XXV, figures 9-12).
  • Vidal N, Marin J, Morini M, Donnellan S, Branch WR, Thomas R, Vences M, Wynn A, Cruaud C, Hedges SB (2010). "Blindsnake evolutionary tree reveals long history on Gondwana". Biology Letters 6: 558-561. (Gerrhopilus andamanensis, new combination).