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Taxonomy of the family Typhlopidae
Bibliography of the genus Acutotyphlops
Biodiversity of the family Typhlopidae








Genus
Acutotyphlops

Sharp-nosed Blind Snakes

Scharfschnauzen-Blindschlangen

Skarpsnudede Ormeslanger

1995 Acutotyphlops Wallach (type species: Acutotyphlops kunuaensis Wallach 1995)
Contents: 5 species, all of which are endemic.
Remarks: The species of this genus were previously included in Typhlina (when still considered a valid name; e.g., Hahn 1980), or in Ramphotyphlops (e.g., Wallach 1995).
Distribution: Philippines, New Guinea and satellites, Solomon Islands.
Reported from: Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Duke of York, New Britain, New Ireland, Umboi], Eastern New Guinea, North Solomon Islands {Bougainville]), Philippines (Luzon), Solomon Islands (incl. Guadalcanal).

Acutotyphlops banaorum

Balbalan Blind Snake

Balbalan-Blindschlange

Balbalan-ormeslange

2007 Acutotyphlops banaorum Wallach, Brown, Diesmos & Gee

Distribution: Philippines (Luzon).


Acutotyphlops infralabialis

Solomon Islands Sharp-nosed Blind Snake, Red Blind Snake

Salomonen-Scharfschnauzen-Blindschlange

Skarpsnudet Salomon-ormeslange

1918 Typhlops infralabialis Waite
Ramphotyphlops infralabialis Wallach 1995
Acutotyphlops infralabialis Wallach 1995
1948 Typhlops bergi Peters (Wallach 1995; Wallach, Brown, Diesmos & Gee 2007)
1951 Typhlops adamsi Tanner (Wallach 1995; Wallach, Brown, Diesmos & Gee 2007)

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of subocularis (e.g., McDowell 1974; Hahn 1980). Revalidated by Wallach (1995).
Distribution: Papua New Guinea (North Solomon Islands: Bougainville), Solomon Islands (incl. Guadalcanal).


Acutotyphlops kunuaensis

Bougainville Sharp-nosed Blind Snake, Kunua Blind Snake

Bougainville-Scharfschnauzen-Blindschlange

Skarpsnudet Bougainville-ormeslange

1995 Acutotyphlops kunuaensis Wallach

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (North Solomon Islands: Bougainville).


Acutotyphlops solomonis

Bougainville Blunt-nosed Blind Snake

Bougainville-Stumpfschnauzen-Blindschlange

Butsnudet Bougainville-ormeslange

1939 Typhlops solomonis Parker
Ramphotyphlops solominis [lapsus] Robb 1966
Acutotyphlops solomonis Wallach 1995

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of subocularis (e.g., McDowell 1974; Hahn 1980). Revalidated by Wallach (1995).
Distribution: Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea, North Solomon Islands [Bougainville]).


Acutotyphlops subocularis

Bismarck Sharp-nosed Blind Snake

Bismarck-Scharfschnauzen-Blindschlange

Skarpsnudet Bismarck-ormeslange

1897 Typhlops subocularis Waite
Typhlina subocularis McDowell 1974
Ramphotyphlops subocularis Wallach 1995
Acutotyphlops subocularis Wallach 1995
1948 Typhlops keasti Kinghorn (Wallach 1995; Wallach, Brown, Diesmos & Gee 2007)
Ramphotyphlops keasti Robb 1966

Remarks: Previously included infralabialis and solomonis. Records from the Solomon Islands and mainland Papua New Guinea refer to these species.
Distribution: Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Duke of York, New Britain, New Ireland, Umboi]).