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Indotyphlops exiguus (JAN, 1864)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
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"]  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: SMNS 2473, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart, Germany 
Diagnosis 
CommentThe plate carrying the illustration of Typhlops exiguus appeared in April, 1864, while the description appeared in October, 1864 
EtymologyNamed for Latin “exiguus” = insignificant. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • 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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