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Bibliography of the family
(Typical Blind Snakes)

(Reptilia: Serpentes)

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Anonymous. 1987. Owls import snakes for cleaning chores. International Wildlife 17(5): 32.

Anderson, J.D. 1956. A blind snake preyed upon by a scorpion. Herpetologica 12: 327.

Borgioli, G.; Lanza, B. 1986. The head epidermal gland-like bodies of Typhlopidae (Reptilia: Serpentes). pp. 353-357. In: Rocek, Z. (ed.). Studies in herpetology. Proceedings of the European herpetological meeting (3rd ordinary general meeting of the Societas Europaea Herpetologica), Prague 1985. Charles University, Prague. 754 pp.

Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 1. Typhlopidae, Glauconiidae, Boidae, Ilysiidae, Uropeltidae, Xenopeltidae, Colubridae (aglyphae, part). Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History), London. 448 pp.

Dixon, J.R.; Hendricks, F.S. 1977. The worm snakes (Typhlopidae) of mainland South America. Congresso Latinoam. Zoo. 7: 100-101.

Dixon, J.R.; Hendricks, F.S. 1979. The wormsnakes (family Typhlopidae) of the neotropics, exclusive of the Antilles. Zoologische Verhandelingen (Leiden) 173: 1-39.

Domínguez, M.; Díaz, R.E. 2011. Taxonomy of the blind snakes associated with Typhlops lumbricalis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Scolecophidia, Typhlopidae) from the Bahamas Islands and Cuba. Herpetologica 67(2): 194-211.

Ehmann, H.; Bamford, M.J. 1993. Family Typhlopidae. pp. 280-283. In: Glasby, C.J.; Ross, G.J.B. & Beesley, P.L. (eds.). Fauna of Australia. Vol. 2A. Amphibia & Reptilia. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra. 439 pp.

Gehlbach, F.R.; Watkins, J.F.; Kroll, J.C. 1971. Pheromone trail following studies of typhlopid, leptotyphlopid, and colubrid snakes. Behaviour 40: 282-294.

Hahn, D.E. 1980. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Anomalepididae, Leptotyphlopidae, Typhlopidae. Das Tierreich 101: 1-93.

Hedges, S.B.; Marion, A.B.; Lipp, K.M.; Marin, J.; Vidal, N. 2014. A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata). Caribbean Herpetology 49: 1-61.

Hoser, R.T. 2012. A review of the extant scolecophidians ("Blindsnakes") including the formal naming and diagnosis of new tribes, genera, subgenera, species and subspecies for divergent taxa. Australasian Journal of Herpetology 15: 1-64.

Hoser, R.T. 2013. The description of new snake subgenera, species and subspecies from Australia (Squamata: Serpentes). Australasian Journal of Herpetology 16: 39-52.

Iordansky, N.N. 1981. Cranial kinetism and functions of jaw muscles in Typhlops vermicularis. A contribution to the problem of origin of the Typhlopidae. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 60(1): 97-108.

Khan, M.S. 1999. Two new species and a subspecies of blind snakes of genus Typhlops from Azad Kashmir and Punjab, Pakistan (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Russian Journal of Herpetology 6(3): 231-240.

Khan, M.S. 2005. Notes on new taxa of typhlopid snakes from Pakistan (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 40(8): 145-147.

Kley, N.J. 2001. Prey transport mechanisms in Blindsnakes and the evolution of unilateral feeding systems in snakes. American Zoologist 41(6): 1321-1337.

Largen, M.J. 1978. The status of the family Typhlopidae (Reptilia Serpentes) in Ethiopia. Monitore Zoologico Italiano Supplemento 10(2): 43-68.

List, J.C. 1964. The present taxonomic status of the Typhlopidae and Leptotyphlopidae. Journal Ohio Herpetological Society 4: 108.

List, J.C. 1965. Current taxonomic status of the blind snakes, families Typhlopidae and Leptotyphiopidae. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 74 [1964]: 350-351.

List, J.C. 1966. Comparative osteology of the snake families Typhlopidae and Leptotyphlopidae. Illinois Biol. Monogr. 36: 1-112.

McDowell, S.B. 1968. Osteology of the Typhlopidae and Leptotyphlopidae: a critical review. Copeia 1967: 686-692.

McDowell, S.B. 1974. A catalogue of the snakes of New Guinea and the Solomons, with special reference to those in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum. 1. Scolecophidia. Journal of Herpetology 8(1): 1-57.

Niyomwan, P.; Thirakhupt, K.; Nabhitabhata, J. 2001. A key to the Blind Snakes in Thailand. Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 1(1): 47-52.

Peters, W.C.H. 1865. Further additions to the paper on Typhlopina. Monatsberichte der Königlich Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1865: 259-263.

Pyron, R.A.; Wallach, V. 2014. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa 3829(1): 001–081.

Rieppel, O. 1979. The braincase of Typhlops and Leptotyphlops (Reptilia: Serpentes). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 65(2): 161-176.

Robb, J. 1966. The generic status of the Australasian typhlopids (Reptilia: Squamata). Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Ser. 13) 9: 675-679.

Roux-Estève, R. 1974. Recherches sur la morphologie, la biogeographie et la phylogenie des Typhlopidae d'Afrique. Bulletin Inst. fond. Afr. noire (Sci. nat.) 36(2): 428-508.

Roux-Estève, R. 1974. Revision systematique des Typhlopidae d'Afrique. Reptilia - Serpentes. Memoires Mus. natn. Hist. nat. Paris. (Zool.) 87: 1-313.

Roux-Estève, R.; Witte, G.F. de 1975. Typhlopidae et Leptotyphlopidae. Exploration Parc Natn. Virunga Deux. Set. 24: 1-61.

Tihen, J.A. 1945. Notes on the osteology of typhlopid snakes. Copeia 1945: 204-210.

Vidal, N.; Marin, J.; Morini, M.; Donnellan, S.; Branch, W.R.; Thomas, R.; Vences, M.; Addison, W.; Cruaud, C.; Hedges, S.B. 2010. Blindsnake evolutionary tree reveals long history on Gondwana. Biology Letters 6(4): 558-561.

Waite, E.R. 1893. Notes on Australian Typhlopidae. Records of the Australian Museum 2: 57-62.

Waite, E.R. 1894. Notes on Australian Typhlopidae. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 2(9): 9-14.

Waite, E.R. 1897. Notes on Australian Typhlopidae. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 21: 25-27.

Wallach, V. 1993. Presence of a left lung in the Typhlopidae (Reptilia: Serpentes). Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 42: 32-33.

Wallach, V. 1993. The supralabial imbrication pattern of the Typhlopoidea (Reptilia: Serpentes). Journal of Herpetology 27(2): 214-218.

Wallach, V. 2000. Critical review of some recent descriptions of Pakistani Typhlops by M.S. Khan, 1999 (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Hamadryad 25(2): 129-143.

Wallach, V.; Günther, R. 1997. Typhlopidae vs. Anomalepididae: the identity of Typhlops mutilatus Werner (Reptilia: Serpentes). Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 73(2): 333-342.

Webb, J.K.; Branch, W.R.; Shine, R. 2001. Dietary habits and reproductive biology of typhlopid snakes from southern Africa. Journal of Herpetology 35(4): 558-567.

Webb, J.K.; Shine, R. 1992. To find an ant: trail-following in Australian blindsnakes (Typhlopidae). Animal Behaviour 43(6): 941-948.

Webb, J.K.; Shine, R. 1993. Dietary habits of Australian blindsnakes (Typhlopidae). Copeia 1993(3): 762-770.

Webb, J.K.; Shine, R. 1993. Prey-size selection, gape limitation and predator vulnerability in Australian blindsnakes (Typhlopidae). Animal Behaviour 45(6): 1117-1126.

Welch, K.R.G. 1994. Snakes of the world: a checklist. 2: boas, pythons, shield-tails and worm snakes. R & A Research & Information, Taunton. 89 pp.

Werner, F. 1917. Versuch einer Synopsis der Schlangenfamilie der Glauconiiden. Jahrbuch Hamburg Wiss. Anst. 2 Beih. 34: 191-208.

Werner, F. 1921. Synopsis der Schlangenfamilie der Typhlopiden auf Grund des Boulenger'schen Schlangenkatalogs (1893-1896). Archiv für Naturgeschichte (Berlin) 87A: 266-330.