Typhlops porrectus

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Typhlops porrectus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Typhlops
Species: T. porrectus
Binomial name
Typhlops porrectus
Stoliczka, 1871
  • Typhlops porrectus - Stoliczka, 1871
  • Typhlops porrectus - Boulenger, 1893
  • Typhlops mackinnoni - Wall, 1910
  • Typhlops venningi - Wall, 1913
  • Typhlops porrecta - Constable, 1949
  • Typhlops porrectus - Hahn, 1980[1]
Common names: slender worm snake.

Typhlops porrectus is a harmless blind snake species found in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and northern Myanmar. No subspecies are currently recognized.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

Found in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and northern Myanmar. The type locality given is "Hurdwár, ... Calcutta, ... foot of the Parisnáth hill (in Western Bengal), ... base base of the Rangnu valley below Darjíling, ... and south of Agra"[northern and eastern 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. ^ "Typhlops porrectus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 1 September 2007. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp.
  • Constable JD. 1940. Reptiles from the Indian Peninsula in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., Cambridge (Massachusetts), 103 (2:) 59-160.
  • Cox, MJ, Jarujin N. 1997. Geographic Distribution. Typhlops porrectus Herpetological Review 28 (1):53.
  • Khan MS. 1999. Typhlops ductuliformes a new species of Blind Snakes from Pakistan and a note on T. porrectus Stoliczka, 1871 (Squamata: Serpentes: Scolecophidia). Pakistan J. Zool. 31 (4):385-390.
  • Stoliczka F. 1871. Notes on some Indian and Burmese Ophidians. J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Calcutta, 40:421-445.
  • Wall F. 1913. Some new snakes from the Oriental Region. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 22:514-516.
  • Wallach V. 2000. Critical review of some recent descriptions of Pakistani Typhlops by M. S. KHAN, 1999 (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Hamadryad, 25(2):129-143.

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