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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Flowerpot Snake, Brahminy blindsnake, Bootlace Snake
G: Brahmanen-Wurmschlange 
SynonymEryx braminus DAUDIN 1803
Ophthalmidium tenue HALLOWELL 1861
Tortrix russelii MERREM 1820
Typhlops russeli SCHLEGEL 1839
Typhlops Braminus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1844: 309
Argyrophis truncatus GRAY 1845
Onychocephalus capensis SMITH 1846
Argyrophis bramicus [sic] — KELAART 1854: 137
Typhlops (Typhlops) inconspicuus JAN 1863: 11
Typhlops accedens — JAN 1864
Typhlops braminus — JAN 1864
Typhlops (Typhlops) euproctus BOETTGER 1882: 479
Typhlops braminus — BOULENGER 1893: 16
Typhlops limbrickii ANNANDALE 1906
Typhlops braminus — STEJNEGER 1907: 260
Typhlops braminus — BOULENGER 1920
Glauconia braueri STERNFELD 1910
Typhlopidae [sic] braminus — ROUX 1911
Typhlops braminus — DE ROOIJ 1917: 5
Typhlops braminus — SMITH 1943
Typhlops pseudosaurus DRYDEN and TAYLOR 1969
Typhlina braminus - MCDOWELL 1974
Typhlina bramina bramina — AUFFENBERG 1980: 113
Ramphotyphlops braminus — NUSSBAUM 1980
Ramphotyphlops braminus — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 144
Ramphotyphlops braminus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 350
Ramphotyphlops braminus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 432
Ramphotyphlops braminus — COX et al. 1998: 12
Ramphotyphlops braminus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 59
Ramphotyphlops braminus — D’CRUZE et al. 2007
Ramphotyphlops braminus — BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009 
DistributionAfrica: Egypt [HR 30: 236; HR 32: 11], Libya, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Mozambique, Republic of South Africa, Somalia, Cameroon, Benin, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mauritania, Gabon, Central African Republic, Madagascar, Comores (Mayotte, Mohéli, Anjouan), Nossi Be = Nosy Bé, Mascarenes, Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion, Rodrigues, Madeira (J. Jesus, pers. comm. 13 Dec 2012).
Middle East: Saudi Arabia (introduced), Oman (introduced), , United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Iran,
Asia: Vietnam, Laos, Thailand [HR 32: 279], Myanmar (= Burma), Cambodia, Malaysia (Pulau Tioman, Johor: Pulau Sibu), Indonesia (Sulawesi, Komodo), Solomon Islands [McCoy 2000], S China (Hainan, Guangdong: Nan Ao Island, Hong Kong, Sichuan/Chongqing), Taiwan (incl. Lanyu), Japan (Ryukyu islands, incl. Senkaku), India (Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra (Pune (=Poona)), Arunachal Pradesh (Miao – Changlang district) [A. Captain, pers. Comm.], Punjab [Dino Aulakh, pers. comm.], Gujarat), Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Philippines (Palawan: Calamian Islands, Panay, Luzon etc.), New Guinea, Nauru,
Australia and Oceania: (Cook Islands, CKI, North Territory), New Caledonia, Toga Island, Vanuatu, Fiji
Europe: Madeira Island (Portugal)

America: Mexico (introduced; Querétaro, Michoacán, Aguascalientes [HR 32: 279], Jalisco), Guatemala (introduced), Belize ? (P. Stafford, pers. comm.),

USA (introduced to Florida and Hawaii),
West Indies [HR 28: 210], Grand Cayman Islands [HR 34: 265], St. Martin, St. Barthélmy (BREUIL 2002).
Elevation 0-2000 m.

Type locality: Vizagapatam [Visakhapatnam], India.  
TypesLectotype: Russell 1796, plate 43 
CommentSeems to be the only parthenogenetic snake species known so far (another one may be Acrochordus arafurae).

Etymology: Named after the Latinized form of the word “Brahmin” = a caste among Hindus.

Description in BROADLEY & WALLACH 2009.

Distribution: Not listed for Togo by Segniagbeto et al. 2012. 
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