Typhlops tindalli

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Typhlops tindalli
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Typhlops
Species: T. tindalli
Binomial name
Typhlops tindalli
M.A. Smith, 1943
  • Typhlops tindalli
    M.A. Smith, 1943
  • Gerrhopilus tindalli
    Vidal et al., 2010
Common names: Nilgiri Hills worm snake.

Typhlops tindalli is a harmless blind snake species found in southern India. No subspecies are currently recognized.[4]


The specific name, tindalli, is in honor of Roger Tindall.[5]

Geographic range[edit]

T. tindalli is found in India in the Nilgiri Hills, Malabar District. The type locality given is "Nilambur, Malabar district" [India].[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Srinivasulu C, Srinivasulu B, Ganesan SR (2013). "Gerrhopilus tindalli ". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  2. ^ 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).
  3. ^ Gerrhopilus tindalli at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 7 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Typhlops tindalli ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 1 September 2007. 
  5. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Typhlops tindalli, p. 266).

Further reading[edit]

  • Smith MA (1943). The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-region. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. III.—Serpentes. London: Secretary of State for India. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 583 pp. (Typhlops tindalli, new species, pp. 53–54).
  • 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 tindalli, new combination).