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








Genus
Madatyphlops

Malagasy Blind Snakes

Madagascar-Blindschlangen*

Madagascar-ormeslanger*

2014 Madatyphlops Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal (type species: Onychocephalus arenarius Grandidier 1872)
2014 Lemuriatyphlops Pyron & Wallach (type species: Typhlops microcephalus Werner 1909; syn. Nagy, Marion, Glaw, Miralles, Nopper, Vences & Hedges 2015)
Contents: 13 species, of which 12 (92.3%) are endemic.
Remarks: The species of this genus were formerly included in the genus Typhlops. Pyron & Wallach (2014) included four African species (Afrotyphlops calabresii, A. cuneirostris, A. platyrhynchus, Rhinotyphlops leucocephalus) in Madatyphlops, but this was rejected by Nagy, Marion, Glaw, Miralles, Nopper, Vences & Hedges (2015). Following these authors, the genus is endemic to the Comoro Archipelago and Madagascar, according to available information, however, the origin of albanalis is uncertain.
Distribution: Comoro Islands (Anjouan, Grande Comoro), Madagascar (incl. Nosy Be).

Madatyphlops albanalis

(no common name)

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1918 Typhlops albanalis Rendahl
Lemuriatyphlops albanalis Pyron & Wallach 2014
Madatyphlops albanalis Nagy, Marion, Glaw, Miralles, Nopper, Vences & Hedges 2015

Remarks: Previously listed as a synonym of Madatyphlops ocularis (e.g., Hahn 1980), in spite of albanalis being an older name than ocularis, the former name thus having priority over the latter.
Distribution: Unknown.


Madatyphlops andasibensis

Andasibe Blind Snake

Andasibe-Blindschlange*

Andasibe-ormeslange*

2009 Typhlops andasibensis Wallach & Glaw
Madatyphlops andasibensis Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Distribution: Madagascar.


Madatyphlops arenarius

Mouroundava Blind Snake*

Mouroundava-Blindschlange*

Mouroundava-ormeslange*

1872 Onychocephalus arenarius Grandidier
Typhlops arenarius Boulenger 1893
Madatyphlops arenarius Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Remarks: Previously included boettgeri.
Distribution: Madagascar.


Madatyphlops boettgeri

Southwest Madagascar Blind Snake*

Südwestmadagassische Blindschlange*

Sydvestmadagassisk Ormeslange*

1893 Typhlops boettgeri Boulenger
Madatyphlops boettgeri Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of arenarius (e.g., Guibe 1958; Hahn 1980; McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré 1999). Revalidated by Wallach & Glaw (2009).
Distribution: Madagascar.


Madatyphlops comorensis

Comoro Blind Snake*

Komoren-Blindschlange*

Comorisk Ormeslange*

1889 Typhlops comorensis Boulenger
Afrotyphlops comorensis Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014
Madatyphlops comorensis Pyron & Wallach 2014

Distribution: Comoro Islands (Anjouan, Grande Comoro).


Madatyphlops decorsei

Ambovombe Blind Snake*

Ambovombe-Blindschlange*

Ambovombe-ormeslange*

1901 Typhlops decorsei Mocquard
Madatyphlops decorsei Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Distribution: Madagascar.


Madatyphlops domerguei

Ranomafana Blind Snake*

Ranomafana-Blindschlange*

Ranomafana-ormeslange*

1980 Typhlops domerguei Roux-Estève
Madatyphlops domerguei Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014
Lemuriatyphlops domerguei Pyron & Wallach 2014

Distribution: Madagascar.


Madatyphlops madagascariensis

Nosy Bé Black Blind Snake*

Nosy-Bé-Blindschlange*

Nosy Bé-ormeslange*

1877 Typhlops madagascariensis Boettger
Madatyphlops madagascariensis Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Distribution: Madagascar (incl. Nosy Be).


Madatyphlops microcephalus

Madagascar Small-headed Blind Snake*

Madagassische Kleinkopf-Blindschlange

Madagasssisk Småhovedet Ormeslange*

1909 Typhlops microcephalus Werner
Madatyphlops microcephalus Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014
Lemuriatyphlops microcephalus Pyron & Wallach 2014

Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of Indotyphlops braminus by some authors (e.g., Loveridge 1957; Hahn 1980; Brygoo 1983, 1987; McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré 1999), but as a valid species by others (e.g., Glaw & Vences 1992; Meirte 1992). Validity confirmed by Wallach & Glaw (2009).
Distribution: Madagascar.


Madatyphlops mucronatus

North Madagascar Blind Snake*

Nordmadagassische Blindschlange*

Nordmadagassisk Ormeslange*

1880 Typhlops mucronatus Boettger
Madatyphlops mucronatus Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Distribution: Madagascar (incl. Nosy Be).


Madatyphlops ocularis

Antongil Bay Blind Snake*

Antongil-Blindschlange*

Antongil-ormeslange*

1927 Typhlops ocularis Parker
Madatyphlops ocularis Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Remarks: Previously included albanalis (e.g., Hahn 1980). See further remarks under albanalis.
Distribution: Madagascar.


Madatyphlops rajeryi

Southeast Madagascar Blind Snake*

Südostmadagassische Blindschlange*

Sydøstmadagassisk Ormeslange*

2009 Typhlops rajeryi Renoult & Raselimanana
Madatyphlops rajeryi Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Distribution: Madagascar.


Madatyphlops reuteri

Nosy Bé Grey-Blue Blind Snake*

Grau-blaue Blindschlange*, Reuters Blindschlange

Gråblå Ormeslange*

1881 Typhlops reuteri Boettger
Madatyphlops reuteri Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014
Lemuriatyphlops reuteri Pyron & Wallach 2014
1882 Typhlops lenzi Boettger (Hahn 1980)

Distribution: Madagascar (incl. Nosy Be).