You are here » home advanced search Gerrhopilus depressiceps

Gerrhopilus depressiceps (STERNFELD, 1913)

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gerrhopilus depressiceps?

Add your own observation of
Gerrhopilus depressiceps »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaGerrhopilidae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesLowland beaked blindsnake 
SynonymTyphlops depressiceps STERNFELD 1913: 384
Typhlops depressiceps — DE ROOIJ 1917: 9
Typhlops monochrus VOGT 1932: 293
Typhlops monochrous — LOVERIDGE 1948: 320 (nomen emendatum)
Typhlops depressiceps — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 98
Gerrhopilus depressiceps — VIDAL et al. 2010
Gerrhopilus depressiceps — WALLACH et al. 2014: 308 
DistributionPapua New Guinea, New Britain [HR 32: 61]

Type locality: “Neuguinea” (STERNFELD 1913)
Type locality: “along Sepik River, New Guinea” (VOGT 1932)  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 23986, possibly lost (Bauer et al. 2002) 
  • Bauer, A.M., Wallach, V., and Günther, R. 2002. An annotated type catalogue of the scolecophidian, alethinophidian, and macrostomatan snakes in the collection of the Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (ZMB). Mitt. Mus. Naturkunde Berlin 78:157-176.
  • de Rooij, N. DE 1917. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 334 S.
  • Loveridge, A. 1948. New Guinean reptiles and amphibians in the Museum of Comparative Zoology and United States National Museum. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 101 (2): 305-430. - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • O'Shea,M. 1996. A Guide to the Snakes of Papua New Guinea. Independent Publishing, Port Moresby, xii + 239 pp. - get paper here
  • Sternfeld, R. 1913. Beiträge zur Schlangenfauna Neuguineas und der benachbarten Inselgruppen. Sber. Ges. naturf. Berlin 1913: 384-388
  • 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
  • Vogt,T. 1932. Beitrag zur Reptilienfauna der ehemaligen Kolonie Deutsch-Neuguinea. Sitzungsber. Gesell. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 5-7: 281-294
  • 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. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator