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Indotyphlops madgemintonae (KHAN, 1999)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesIndotyphlops madgemintonae madgemintonae (KHAN 1999)
Indotyphlops madgemintonae shermani (KHAN 1999) 
Common Names 
SynonymTyphlops madgemintonai KHAN 1999
Typhlops madgemintonae — WALLACH 2000 (emendation)
Indotyphlops madgemintonae — HEDGES et al. 2014

Indotyphlops madgemintonae shermanai KHAN 1999
Typhlops shermanai KHAN 1999
Typhlops madgemintonai shermani — KHAN 1999
Typhlops m. shermani — WALLACH 2000 
DistributionPakistan (Kashmir)

Type locality: 1 near house of Master M. Sadiq, Goi Madan, District Kotli, Azad Kashmir, 33°30'N 74°00'E, elevation 1315 m., Pakistan.

shermanai: Pakistan; Type locality: Nadari village, 2km E of Goi Madan, District Kotli, Azad Kashmir, 33°30'N 74°00'E, elevation 1315 m. [Typhlops madgemintonai shermanai]. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

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.
TypesHolotype: AMNH R144213 (originally MSK 0904.93) 
EtymologyNamed after Mrs. Madge Minton. Typhlops madgemintonai shermanai was named after Sherman A. Minton. The correct grammatical forms are “madgemintonae” and “shermani”. Classified as “incertae sedis” by Wallach 2000. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Khan, M. S. 1999. Typhlops ductuliformes a new species of Blind Snakes from Pakistan and a note on T. porrectus STOLICZKA, 1871 (Squamata: Serpentes: Scolecophidia). Pakistan J. Zool. 31 (4): 385-390. - get paper here
  • Khan, M. S. 1999. Two new species of blind snakes of genus Typhlops from Azad Kashmir and Punjab, Pakistan (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 6 (3): 231-240 - get paper here
  • Wallach, V. 2000. Critical review of some recent descriptions of Pakistani Typhlops by M. S. KHAN, 1999 (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Hamadryad 25 (2): 129-143
  • 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
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