Malcolm's worm snake

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Malcolm's worm snake
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Indotyphlops
I. malcolmi
Binomial name
Indotyphlops malcolmi
(Taylor, 1947)
  • Typhlops malcolmi
    Taylor, 1947
  • Indotyphlops malcolmi
    Hedges et al., 2014

Malcolm's worm snake (Indotyphlops malcolmi) is a species of snake in the family Typhlopidae.[2][3]


The specific name, malcolmi, is in honor of British herpetologist Malcolm Arthur Smith.[4]

Geographic range[edit]

It is endemic to Sri Lanka.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Indotyphlops malcolmi ". The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ "Typhlops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 15, 2010.
  3. ^ McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp.
  4. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Typhlops malcolmi, p. 166).

Further reading[edit]

  • Hedges SB, Marion AB, Lipp KM, Marin J, Vidal N. 2014. "A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata)". Caribbean Herpetology (49): 1-61. (Indotyphlops malcolmi, new combination).
  • Taylor EH. 1947. "Comments on Ceylonese Snakes of the Genus Typhlops with Descriptions of New Species". Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 31 (13): 283–298. (Typhlops malcolmi, new species, pp. 291–292).