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Gerrhopilus tindalli (SMITH, 1943)

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Higher TaxaGerrhopilidae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesNilgiri Hills Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops tindalli SMITH 1943: 53
Typhlops tindalli — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 122
Gerrhopilus tindalli — VIDAL et al. 2010
Gerrhopilus tindalli — WALLACH et al. 2014: 309 
DistributionIndia (Malabar, Kerala).

Type locality: Nilambur, Malabar District, India.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.8.92-93 (formerly BMNH 1891.7.4.1-2) and BMNH 1946.1.8.95 (formerly BMNH 1893.11.2.1). 
CommentSmith (1943:54) stated that Boulenger’s account of T. thurstonii was based on a translation of Boettger’s (1890:297) description but that the two specimens from “Nellambur” that Boulenger examined actually were of T. tindalli. 
References
  • Boettger, O. 1890. Batrachier und Reptilien aus Kleinasien. Ber. Senck. Ges. 1890: 293-295 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Palot, M.J. 2015. A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(13): 8010–8022 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • 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. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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