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Gerrhopilus beddomii (BOULENGER, 1890)

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Higher TaxaGerrhopilidae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Beddome's Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops beddomii BOULENGER 1890: 237
Typhlops beddomii — BOULENGER 1893: 18
Typhlops beddomei — SMITH 1943: 54
Typhlops beddomii — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 91
Gerrhopilus beddomii — VIDAL et al. 2010
Gerrhopilus beddomii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 307
Gerrhopilus cf. beddomei — GANESH & ARUMUGAM 2016 
DistributionIndia (Kerala)

Type locality: Poighat anil Anamallays 2500 ft., Kimedy Hilis Vizagapatain district, and Travancore Hilis, 2500-3000 ft  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.10.69-72, 1946.1.11.27-30, 1946.1.11.93-95, 1946.1.10.48 and MCZ 22372 
DiagnosisDescription: Smith 1943: 54. 
EtymologyNamed after Richard Henry Beddome, 1830–1911, British army officer and botanist. 
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  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Inger, Robert F.;Shaffer, H. Bradley;Koshy, Mammen;Bakde, Ramesh 1984. A report on a collection of amphibians and reptiles from the Ponmudi, Kerala, South India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 81 (3): 551-570 - get paper here
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  • 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.
  • 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 1999. Typhlops meszoelyi, A new species of blind snake from northeastern India (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Herpetologica 55 (2): 185-191 - 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.
  • Whitaker, Romulus and Ashok Captain 2004. Snakes of India. Draco Books, 500 pp., reprinted 2007 - get paper here
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