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Black-headed Blind Snake

Indo-Malayan Blind Snakes

Biodiversity of the family Gerrhopilidae Bibliography of the family Gerrhopilidae

Indo-Malayan Blind Snakes
Indomalaiische Blindschlangen*     Indo-malayiske Ormeslanger

  22 species of which 21 (95.5%) are endemic - 2 genera of which 1 (50.0%) is endemic (as of December 31st, 2018). Endemicity of the single species of the genus Cathetorhinus is unknown.

Remarks:  The family Gerrhopilidae was separated from the family Typhlopidae by Vidal, Marin, Morini, Donnellan, Branch, Thomas, Vences, Wynn, Cruaud & Hedges (2010) as a monogeneric family, containing only the genus Gerrhopilus. Subsequently, Cathetorhinus was resurrected from the synonymy of Ramphotyphlops (Typhlopidae) and transferred to Gerrhopilidae by Pyron & Wallach (2014).

Distribution:  S. Asia, Malay Archipelago.

Reported from:
India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand.