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Indotyphlops exiguus (JAN, 1864)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesBelgaum Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops exiguus JAN, in JAN & SORDELLI 1864
Typhlops exiguus — BOULENGER 1893: 31
Typhlops exignus WERNER 1921: 332 (error typographicus)
Typhlops exiguus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 101
Typhlops exiguus — DAS 2003
Typhlops exiguus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 762
Indotyphlops exiguus — HEDGES et al. 2014 
DistributionIndia (Belgaum, Karnataka State, south-western India)

Type locality: “East lndies” ["Indes Orientales"]  
TypesHolotype: SMNS, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart, Germany 
CommentThe plate carrying the illustration of Typhlops exiguus appeared in April, 1864, while the description appeared in October, 1864 
EtymologyNamed for Latin “exiguus” = insignificant. 
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  • Das, Indraneil 2003. Growth of Knowledge on the Reptiles of India, with an Introduction to Systematics, Taxonomy and Nomenclature. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 100 (2-3): 446-502 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Jan, G. 1864. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 3. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - 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.
  • Schlüter, A. & Hallermann, J. 1997. The Type Specimens in the Herpetological Collection of the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde in Stuttgart. Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. A (553): 1-15 - get paper here
  • 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 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.
  • Werner, F. 1921. Synopsis der Schlangenfamilie der Typhlopiden auf Grund des Boulenger'schen Schlangenkatalogs (1893-1896). Archiv für Naturgeschichte 87A: 266-330
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