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Gerrhopilus andamanensis (STOLICZKA, 1871)

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Higher TaxaGerrhopilidae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesAndaman Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops andamanensis STOLICZKA 1871: 428
Typhlops andamanensis — BOULENGER 1893: 52
Typhlops andamanesis — SMITH 1943: 56
Typhlops andamanensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 90
Gerrhopilus andamanensis — VIDAL et al. 2010
Gerrhopilus andamanensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 307 
DistributionIndia (Andaman Island)

Type locality: Andaman Islands.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NMW 15427 (formerly in Indian Museum, Calcutta) 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution on the Andaman Islands. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Sharma, R. C. 2004. Handbook Indian Snakes. AKHIL BOOKS, New Delhi, 292 pp.
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Stoliczka,F. 1871. Notes on some Indian and Burmese Ophidians. J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Calcutta, 40: 421-445 - get paper here
  • Stoliczka,F. 1871. Notes on some Indian and Burmese Ophidians. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 1871: 191-192 - get paper here
  • Vidal, Nicolas; Julie Marin, Marina Morini, Steve Donnellan, William R. Branch, Richard Thomas, Miguel Vences, Addison Wynn, Corinne Cruaud and S. Blair Hedges 2010. Blindsnake evolutionary tree reveals long history on Gondwana. Biology Letters 6: 558–561 - get paper here
  • Wallach, V. 1996. Two new Blind snakes of the Typhlops ater species group from Papua new Guinea (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 3 (2):107-118. - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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