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Indotyphlops porrectus (STOLICZKA, 1871)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Slender Worm Snake
G: Stoliczkas Blindschlange 
SynonymTyphlops porrectus STOLICZKA 1871: 426
Typhlops porrectus — BOULENGER 1893: 20
Typhlops mackinnoni WALL 1910: 805
Typhlops venningi WALL 1913: 515
Typhlops porrectus — SMITH 1943
Typhlops porrecta - CONSTABLE 1949: 112
Typhlops porrectus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 113
Typhlops ductuliformes KHAN 1999 (fide WALLACH 2000)
Typhlops ductuliformis (emendation)
Indotyphlops porrectus — HEDGES et al. 2014
Typhlops porrectus — CHAN-ARD et al. 2015: 148
Typhlops ductuliformes — ALI et al. 2016 
DistributionPakistan, India (Himachal Pradesh etc.), Nepal, Sri Lanka, N Myanmar (= Burma), Thailand, Sunda region

ductuliformis: Pakistan

Type locality: "Nagri Valley below Darjeeling [India] at an altitude of about 5000 feet."

mackinnoni: Type locality: Mussorie, 6000 ft., western Himalayas. Map legend:
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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: NMW 15357a-b, 15358a-b (other syntypes are may be lost fide WALLACH 2000)
Holotype: B.M.N.H. 1946.1.23.56. [mackinnoni] 
CommentDistribution: Possibly in Bhutan (Lenz 2012). MANTHEY and GROSSMANN (1997) speculate that the only known specimen of T. porrectus found in the Sunda region may have got there by introduction. Not in Pakistan fide KHAN 2002 (pers. comm.), who lists Typhlops ductuliformes instead.

Nomenclature: The correct grammatical form is “ductuliformis”. 
References
  • Ali, Waqas; Arshad Javid, Syed Makhdoom Hussain, Hamda Azmat and Ghazala Jabeen 2016. The Amphibians and Reptiles Collected from Different Habitat Types in District Kasur, Punjab, Pakistan. Pakistan J. Zool. 48(4): 1201-1204 - get paper here
  • Baig, KJ, Masroor, R., and Arshad, M. 2008. Biodiversity and ecology of the herpetofauna of Cholistan Desert, Pakistan. Russ. J. Herpetol. 15 (3): 193-205 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - 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
  • Constable, JOHN D. 1949. Reptiles from the Indian Peninsula in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 103: 59-160. - get paper here
  • Cox, Merel J.;Nabhitabhata, Jarujin 1997. Geographic Distribution. Typhlops porrectus. Herpetological Review 28 (1): 53 - get paper here
  • DAVID, Patrick; MEREL J. COX, OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS, LAWAN CHANHOME AND KUMTHORN THIRAKHUPT 2004. Book Review - When a bookreview is not sufficient to say all: an in-depth analysis of a recent book on the snakes of Thailand, with an updated checklist of the snakes of the Kingdom. The Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 4(1): 47-80 - 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
  • 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
  • Kästle , W., Rai, K. & Schleich, H.H. 2013. FIELD GUIDE to Amphibians and Reptiles of Nepal. ARCO-Nepal e.V., 625 pp. - 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
  • Lenz, Norbert 2012. Von Schmetterlingen und Donnerdrachen - Natur und Kultur in Bhutan. Karlsruher Naturhefte 4, Naturkundemuseum Karlsruhe, 124 pp.
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  • 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.
  • Saikia, U.; Sharma, D.K. & Sharma, R.M. 2007. Checklist of the Reptilian fauna of Himachal Pradesh, India. Reptile Rap (8): 6-9 - get paper here
  • Shah,K.B. 1999. New records and distribution of some herpetofauna of Nepal. J. Nat. Hist. Mus., Kathmandu 18: 99-111
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  • Stoliczka,F. 1871. Notes on some Indian and Burmese Ophidians. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 1871: 191-192 - get paper here
  • Stoliczka,F. 1871. Notes on some Indian and Burmese Ophidians. J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Calcutta, 40: 421-445 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1947. Comments on Ceylonese snakes of the genus Typhlops with descriptions of new species. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 31 (13): 283-298 - get paper here
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  • Wallach, V. 2000. Critical review of some recent descriptions of Pakistani Typhlops by M. S. KHAN, 1999 (Serpentes: Typhlopidae). Hamadryad 25 (2): 129-143 - 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
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