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Black-headed Blind Snake

Indo-Malayan Blind Snakes

Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (
Latest update: May 12th, 2024.

Biodiversity of the family Gerrhopilidae Bibliography of the family Gerrhopilidae


Indo-Malayan Blind Snakes
Indomalaiische Blindschlangen*     Indo-malayiske Ormeslanger

Contents: Endemicity:
2 genera of which none are endemic*  0% 100%
30 species of which 29 (96.7%) are endemic  0% 100%
*Distribution, hence endemicity, of the single species of the genus Cathetorhinus is unknown.

Remarks:  The family Gerrhopilidae was separated from the family Typhlopidae by Vidal, Marin, Morini, Donnellan, Branch, Thomas, Vences, Wynn, Cruaud & Hedges (2010) as a monogeneric family, containing only the genus Gerrhopilus. Subsequently, Cathetorhinus was resurrected from the synonymy of Ramphotyphlops (Typhlopidae) and transferred to Gerrhopilidae by Pyron & Wallach (2014).

Distribution:  S. Asia, Malay Archipelago.

Reported from:
India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand.