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Taxonomy of the family Gerrhopilidae
Bibliography of the genus Cathetorhinus
Biodiversity of the family Gerrhopilidae








Genus
Cathetorhinus

Black-headed Blind Snake

Schwarzkopf-Blindschlange

Sorthovedet Ormeslange

1844 Cathetorhinus Dumeril & Bibron (type species: Cathetorhinus melanocephalus Dumeril & Bibron 1844)
Contents: 1 species, which is not endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in the genus Typhlops (Typhlopidae) (e.g., Hahn 1980; McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré 1999). Revalidated by Wallach & Pauwels (2008). Subsequently, synonymized with Ramphotyphlops (also Typhlopidae) (Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014), but resurrected again and transferred to Gerrhopilidae by Pyron & Wallach (2014).
Distribution: Unknown.

Cathetorhinus melanocephalus

Black-headed Blind Snake

Schwarzkopf-Blindschlange

Sorthovedet Ormeslange

1844 Cathetorhinus melanocephalus Dumeril & Bibron
Typhlops melanocephalus Jan & Sordelli 1860
Ramphotyphlops melanocephalus Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal 2014

Remarks: The provenance of melanocephalus still remains unknown, apart from being somewhere in the Old World. It has been suggested that it could be from Timor, Australia, Mauritius or Tenerife (Wallach & Pauwels 2008; Cheke 2010).
Distribution: Unknown.