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








Genus
Malayotyphlops

Malay Archipelago Blind Snakes

Malaiische Blindschlangen*

Malayiske Ormeslanger*

2014 Malayotyphlops Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal (type species: Typhlops luzonensis Taylor 1919)
Contents: 11 species, all of which are endemic.
Remarks: The species of this genus were formerly included in the genus Typhlops. Previously included Gerrhopilus manilae (Gerrhopilidae).
Distribution: Malay Archipelago.
Reported from: Indonesia (Kai Islands, Kalimantan, Seram), Malaysia (Sarawak), Philippines (Babuyan Islands [Camiguin Norte, Dalupiri], Boracay, Cebu, Inampulugan, Luzon, Marinduque, Masbate, Mindoro, Negros, Panay, Samar, Sibuyan, Siquijor, Tablas).

Malayotyphlops andyi

Cagayan Blind Snake*, (Andy's Blind Snake)

Cagayan-Blindschlange*

Cagayan-ormeslange*

2016 Malayotyphlops andyi Wynn, Diesmos & Brown

Distribution: Philippines (Luzon).


Malayotyphlops canlaonensis

Canlaon Volcano Blind Snake*, (Taylors's Blind Snake)

Canlaon-Blindschlange*

Canlaon-ormeslange*

1917 Typhlops canlaonensis Taylor
Malayotyphlops canlaonensis Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Distribution: Philippines (Negros).


Malayotyphlops castanotus

Brown-bellied Blind Snake, Western Visayas Blind Snake

Braunbäuchige Blindschlange*

Brunbuget Ormeslange*

1993 Typhlops castanotus Wynn & Leviton
Malayotyphlops castanotus Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Distribution: Philippines (Boracay, Inampulugan, Panay).


Malayotyphlops collaris

Collared Blind Snake, Light-collared Blind Snake

Halsband-Blindschlange*

Halsbånd-ormeslange*

1993 Typhlops collaris Wynn & Leviton
Malayotyphlops collaris Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Distribution: Philippines (Luzon).


Malayotyphlops denrorum

Isabela Blind Snake*, Sierra Madre Blind Snake

Isabela-Blindschlange*

Isabela-ormeslange*

2016 Malayotyphlops denrorum Wynn, Diesmos & Brown

Distribution: Philippines (Luzon).


Malayotyphlops hypogius

Cebu Blind Snake

Cebu-Blindschlange*

Cebu-ormeslange*

1950 Typhlops hypogia Savage
Malayotyphlops hypogia Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Remarks: Considered a synonym of ruber by McDowell (1974), followed by Wynn & Leviton (1993), however, McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré (1999) and Ferner, Brown, Sison & Kennedy (2001) retained the species as valid, pending a future revision. Also Hahn (1980) and Iskandar & Colijn (2001) listed it as a valid species. Ferner, Brown, Sison & Kennedy (2001) indicated that records of ruber from Cebu, Negros, Panay, and Masbate most likely refer to hypogius, a suggestion which is tentatively followed here in lack of a revision.
Distribution: Philippines (Cebu, Masbate, Negros, Panay).


Malayotyphlops koekkoeki

Bunyu Island Blind Snake, (Koekkoek's Blind Snake)

Bunyu-Blindschlange*

Bunyu-ormeslange*

1934 Typhlops koekkoeki Brongersma
Malayotyphlops koekkoeki Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Distribution: Indonesia (Bunyu, Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sarawak).


Malayotyphlops kraali

Kai Islands Blind Snake*

Kai-Blindschlange*

Kai-ormeslange*

1874 Typhlops Kraali Doria
Malayotyphlops kraali Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Distribution: Indonesia (Kai Islands, Seram).


Malayotyphlops luzonensis

Luzon Blind Snake

Luzon-Blindschlange*

Luzon-ormeslange*

1919 Typhlops luzonensis Taylor
Malayotyphlops luzonensis Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Remarks: Considered a synonym of ruber by McDowell (1974), followed by Wynn & Leviton (1993), however, McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré (1999) and Ferner, Brown, Sison & Kennedy (2001) retained the species as valid, pending a future revision. Also Iskandar & Colijn (2001) listed it as a valid species.
Distribution: Philippines (Babuyan Islands [Camiguin Norte, Dalupiri], Cebu, Luzon, Marinduque, Negros, Siquijor).


Malayotyphlops ruber

Samar Red Blind Snake*, (Samar Blind Snake)

Rote Samar-Blindschlange*

Rød Samar-ormeslange*

1897 Typhlops ruber Boettger
Malayotyphlops ruber Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Remarks: McDowell (1974), followed by Wynn & Leviton (1993), considered hypogius and luzonensis as synonyms of ruber (see remarks under these species). Ferner, Brown, Sison & Kennedy (2001) suggested that records from Cebu, Negros, Panay, and Masbate refer to hypogius. Leviton, Siler, Weinell & Brown (2018) did not include Cebu, Marinduque, and Negros in the distribution of the species.
Distribution: Philippines (Cebu, Luzon, Marinduque, Mindoro, Negros, Samar).


Malayotyphlops ruficaudus

Red-tailed Blind Snake

Rotschwanz-Blindschlange*

Rødhalet Ormeslange*

1845 Anilios ruficauda Gray
Typhlops ruficauda Peters 1861
Malayotyphlops ruficaudus Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014
1861 Typhlops jagorii Peters (Hahn 1980)
1863 Typhlops dichromatus Jan (Hahn 1980)
1867 Typhlops petersii Steindachner (Hahn 1980)

Remarks: Presence in Sulawesi needs confirmation, since only a single voucher specimen is available from the island (De Lang & Vogel 2005).
Distribution: Philippines (Luzon, Marinduque, Sibuyan, Tablas).