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Anilios erycinus (WERNER, 1901)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesNorthern New Guinea blindsnake 
SynonymTyphlops erycinus WERNER 1901
Typhlops erycinus — DE ROOIJ 1917: 6
Typhlops iridescens JONG 1930
Typhlops erycinus — HEDIGER 1934: 472
Typhlina erycina — MCDOWELL 1974: 38
Ramphotyphlops erycinus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 65
Anilios erycinus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Anilios erycinus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 38 
DistributionNew Guinea

Type locality: German New Guinea [= NE Papua New Guinea]  
TypesHolotype: lost (presumed) (fide O’Shea 1996)
Holotype: MZB [iridescens] 
  • De JONG 1930. List of reptiles collected by Prof. Dr. W. Docters van Leeuwen during the North New-Guinea Expedition 1926. Nova Guinea, 15 : 405-408
  • de Rooij, N. DE 1917. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 334 S.
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Hediger, H. 1934. Beitrag zur Herpetologie und Zoogeographie Neu-Britanniens und einiger umliegender Gebiete. Zool. Jahrb. (Syst.) 65: 441-582
  • Iskandar, Djoko T. and Mumpuni 2002. The herpetological type specimens in the Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense Collection. Hamadryad 27 (1):123-135
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • 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. Part l. Scolecophidia. Journal of Herpetology 8 (1): 1-57 - get paper here
  • O'Shea,M. 1996. A Guide to the Snakes of Papua New Guinea. Independent Publishing, Port Moresby, xii + 239 pp. - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Werner, F. 1901. Ueber Reptilien und Batrachier aus Ecuador und Neu-Guinea. Verh. Zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 51: 593-614
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