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








Genus
Grypotyphlops

Indian Beaked Blind Snake

Indische Schnabelblindschlange

Indisk Næbormeslange

1881 Grypotyphlops Peters (type species: Onychocephalus acutus Dumeril & Bibron 1844)
Contents: 1 species, which is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in Typhlops (e.g., Hahn 1980) and, more recently, in Rhinotyphlops (e.g., Wallach 1994). Revalidated as a separate genus by Wallach (2003).
Distribution: As for the single species.

Grypotyphlops acutus

Indian Beaked Blind Snake

Indische Schnabelblindschlange

Indisk Næbormeslange

1844 Onychocephalus acutus Dumeril & Bibron
Grypotyphlops acutus Peters 1881
Typhlops acutus Boulenger 1890
Rhinotyphlops acutus Wallach 1994
Grypotyphlops acutus Wallach 2003
1844 Onychocephalus unilineatus Duméril & Bibron (Wallach 2003)
Typhlops unilineatus Jan 1863
1845 Typhlops russellii Gray (Hahn 1980)
1863 Onychocephalus westermanni Lütken (Hahn 1980)
1865 Typhlops excipiens Jan (Hahn 1980)
1875 Onychocephalus malabaricus Beddome [nomen nudum] (Hahn 1980)
1903 Typhlops psittacus Werner (Wallach 1994)

Remarks: Includes unilineatus, previously thought to be a Neotropical species (e.g., Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970; Hahn 1980; McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré 1999). Vanzolini (1986) suggested that unilineatus is not a Neotropical species, but possibly Oriental. Wallach (2003) tentatively synonymized the two nominal species.
Distribution: India (Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal).