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Rhinotyphlops acutus

Rhinotyphlops acutus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Rhinotyphlops
Species: R. acutus
Binomial name
Rhinotyphlops acutus
(A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1844)
  • Onychocephalus acutus A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1884
  • Typhlops Russellii Gray, 1845
  • Onychocephalus westermanni Lütken, 1862
  • Onychocephalus acutus
    - Günther, 1864
  • T[yphlops]. excipiens Jan & Sordelli, 1865
  • Onychocephalus malabaricus Beddome In Günther, 1875
  • Gr[ypotyphlops]. acutus
    - Peters, 1881
  • Typhlops acutus - F. Müller, 1885
  • Typhlops acutus - Boulenger, 1893
  • Gryptotyphlops acutus
    - Boulenger, 1893
  • Typhlops psittacus Werner, 1903
  • Typhlops acuta - Constable, 1949
  • Typhlops acutus
    - Rajendran, 1967
  • [Typhlina] acutus - Whitaker, 1978
  • Typhlops acutus - Murthy, 1983
  • Rhinotyphlops acutus
    - Wallach, 1994[1]
  • Letheobia acutus (Duméril & Bibron, 1844)[2]
Common names: beak-nosed worm snake.

Rhinotyphlops acutus is a harmless blind snake species endemic to peninsular India. No subspecies are currently recognized.[3]


  • Geographic range 1
  • References 2
  • Further reading 3
  • External links 4

Geographic range

Found in peninsular India south of the Ganges and Rajputana basins. The type locality given is "inconnue" (French for unknown).[1]


  1. ^ a b McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ Letheobia acutus at the Reptile Database. Accessed 15 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Rhinotyphlops acutus".  

Further reading

  • Boulenger, G.A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp.
  • Duméril, A.M.C. & Bibron, G. 1844. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol.6. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris.
  • Wallach, Van 1994. The status of the Indian endemic Typhlops acutus (Duméril and Bibron) and the identity of Typhlops psittacus Werner (Reptilia, Serpentes, Typhlopidae). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Biologie. Vol. 64, pp. 209–229.

External links

  • Letheobia acutus at the Reptile Database. Accessed 30 August 2007.
  • 1/2Rhinotyphlops acutusImage of at the Institute for Toxicology and Genetics. Accessed 31 August 2007.
  • 2/2Rhinotyphlops acutusImage of at the Institute for Toxicology and Genetics. Accessed 31 August 2007.
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