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Myriopholis blanfordi (BOULENGER, 1890)

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Leptotyphlopinae, Myriopholini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSindh Thread Snake 
SynonymGlauconia blanfordii BOULENGER 1890: 243
Glauconia blanfordii — BOULENGER 1893: 66
Glauconia laticeps NIKOLSKY 1907: 288
Glauconia carltoni BARBOUR 1908: 316
Leptotyphlops blanfordi - SMITH 1943: 61
Glauconia blanfondi SUNDERSINGH 1960 (error typographicus)
Leptotypheops beanyordi SUNDERSINGH 1960 (error typographicus)
Leptotyphlops blanfordi — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 22
Myriopholis blanfordi — ADALSTEINSSON, BRANCH, TRAPE, VITT & HEDGES 2009
Myriopholis blanfordi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 463 
DistributionAfghanistan, India, Pakistan, S Saudi Arabia ?, S Iran

Type locality: "Sind" [Punjab, India]. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946. 1. 16.85- 89 (5) (formerly BMNH 1869. 8.28.58-61). 
CommentDistribution: Not mentioned for Arabia by Egan 2007. 
EtymologyNamed after William Thomas Blanford (1832 - 1905), member of the Geological Survey of India. 
References
  • Adalsteinsson, S.A.; Branch, W.R.; Trapé, S.; Vitt, L.J. & Hedges, S.B. 2009. Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of snakes of the Family Leptotyphlopidae (Reptilia, Squamata). Zootaxa 2244: 1-50 - 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
  • Barbour, THOMAS 1908. Some new reptiles and amphibians. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 51 (12): 315-325 - 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
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Egan, D. 2007. Snakes of Arabia. Motivate Publishing, Dubai, 208 pp.
  • Hahn D. E. & V. WALLACH, 1998. Comments on the systematics of Old World Leptotyphlops (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae), with description of a new species. Hamadryad 23: 50-62 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Minton, S. A. Jr. 1966. A contribution to the herpetology of West Pakistan. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 134: 29-184.
  • Mirza, Z.B. 2012. Understanding the Snakes. Wildlife of Pakistan 1 (1): 6-10
  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1907. Reptiles et amphibiens recueillis (part.) M. N. A. Zarudny en Perse en 1903-1904 [in Russian and Latin]. Ann. Mus. Zool. Acad. Imp. Sci., St. Petersburg 10 [1905]: 260-301 - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Sharma, R. C. 2004. Handbook Indian Snakes. AKHIL BOOKS, New Delhi, 292 pp.
  • 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.
  • Sundersingh 1960. Proc. Rajasthan Acad. Sci., 7: 53, 58
  • 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.
 
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