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Cyclotyphlops deharvengi IN DEN BOSCH & INEICH, 1994

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Deharveng’s Blind Snake 
SynonymCyclotyphlops deharvengi IN DEN BOSCH & INEICH 1994
Cyclotyphlops deharvengi — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 55
Cyclotyphlops deharvengi — KOCH 2011
Cyclotyphlops deharvengi — HEDGES et al. 2014
Cyclotyphlops deharvengi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 203 
DistributionIndonesia (Sulawesi)

Type locality: Malawa, between Maros and Watampone, South Sulawesi, Indonesia  
TypesHolotype: MNHN 1990.4279 
CommentThe pileus constellation of Cyclotyphlops deharvengi is unique among reptiles. The large central circular head shield - around which smaller scales radiate - might cover what could be a parietal eye, which has never been found in snakes before.

Type species: Cyclotyphlops deharvengi IN DEN BOSCH & INEICH 1994 is the type species of the genus Cyclotyphlops IN DEN BOSCH & INEICH 1994. 
EtymologyThe generic name is a masculine noun formed from the Greek nouns kyklos (circle) and typhlops (the blind), in reference to the circular arrangement of head scales in this species. 
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