Indo-Malayan Blind Snakes
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.
The family Gerrhopilidae was separated from the family
by Vidal, Marin, Morini, Donnellan, Branch, Thomas, Vences, Wynn, Cruaud & Hedges (2010) as a monogeneric family, containing only the genus
was resurrected from the synonymy of
and transferred to Gerrhopilidae by Pyron & Wallach (2014).
S. Asia, Malay Archipelago.
Papua New Guinea,