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Indotyphlops albiceps (BOULENGER, 1898)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: White-headed Blind Snake
G: Wiesskopf-Wurmschlange 
SynonymTyphlops albiceps BOULENGER 1898 : 124
Typhlops malaisei RENDAHL 1937: 11
Typhlops albiceps — SMITH 1943
Typhlops albiceps — TWEEDIE 1954
Ramphotyphlops albiceps GRANDISON 1978
Ramphotyphlops albiceps — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 57
Typhlops albiceps — GRISMER et al. 2010
Ramphotyphlops albiceps — WALLACH et al. 2014: 613
Indotyphlops albiceps — HEDGES et al. 2014
Ramphotyphlops albiceps — CHAN-ARD et al. 2015: 145 
DistributionMyanmar (= Burma), S Thailand, W Malaysia, China (Hong Kong)

Type locality: "Chantaboon, Siam" [Chanthaburi, southeast Thailand]. Map legend:
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NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.10.50 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “albus, -a, -um” = white and the abbreviated term “-ceps” for “caput” = head. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1898. Descriptions of two new blind snakes. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 1: 124. - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Das, I. 2012. A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford J, ohn Beaufoy Publishing - get paper here
  • Dowling, H.G., & Jenner, J.V. 1988. Snakes of Burma: checklist of reported species and bibliography. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (76): 19 pp. - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Chan K. Onn, Jesse L. Grismer, Perry L. Wood, Jr., and A. Norhayati 2010. A CHECKLIST OF THE HERPETOFAUNA OF THE BANJARAN BINTANG, PENINSULAR MALAYSIA. Russ. J. Herpetol. 17 (2): 147-160 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Amphibians and reptiles of the Seribuat Archipelago. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 239 pp.
  • Hedges, S.B., Marion, A.B., Lipp, K.M., Marin, J. & Vidal, N. 2014. A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata). Caribbean Herpetology 49: 1–61 - get paper here
  • Lazell, James;Lu, Wenhua 1990. Four remarkable reptiles from South China Sea islands, Hong Kong Territory. Asiatic Herpetological Research 3: 64-66 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Niyomwan, P.; Thirakhupt, K.; Nabhitabhata, J. 2001. A key to the blind snakes in Thailand. Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 1(1):47-52.
  • Rendahl,H. 1937. Beiträge zur Herpetologie von Birma. Arkiv för Zoologi 29A (10): 1-29
  • Smedley, N. 1931. Notes on some Malaysian snakes. Bull. Raffl. Mus. No 5: 49-54
  • 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.
  • Taylor,E.H. 1965. The serpents of Thailand and adjacent waters. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 45 (9): 609-1096 - get paper here
  • Tweedie, M.W.F. 1954. Notes on Malayan reptiles, No.3. Bull. Raffl. Mus. No 25: 107-117
  • Wallach, V. & Pauwels, OS.G. 2004. Typhlops lazelli, a new species of Chinese blindsnake from Hong Kong (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Breviora (512): 1-21 - 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.
  • Wallach,V. 1996. Notes and corrections on two scolecophidians: Ramphotyphlops albiceps and Leptotyphlops brasiliensis. Herpetological Review 27 (1): 10 - get paper here
  • Zhao, E.M. 2006. The snakes of China [in Chinese]. Hefei, China, Anhui Sience & Technology Publ. House, Vol. I, 372 pp., Vol. II (color plates), 280 pp.
 
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