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Argyrophis giadinhensis (BOURRET, 1937)

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Higher TaxaTyphlopidae (Asiatyphlopinae), Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Vietnam Worm Snake 
SynonymTyphlops giadinhensis BOURRET 1937
Typhlops giadinhensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 103
Asiatyphlops giadinhensis — HEDGES et al. 2014
Argyrophis giadinhensis — PYRON & WALLACH 2014
Typhlops giadinhensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 763
Typhlops giandinhensis — IUCN 2018 

Type locality: “Giadinh,South Vietnam” [“Gian-Dinh, Cochinchine”, fide P. DAVID, pers. comm.).  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1938-0118 (former M.559 of Bourret), erroneously also given as VNUH (Laboratoire des Sciences Naturelles de l'Université de Hanoi) 
CommentThis species may be a synonym of T. diardii (Nguyen et al. 2009). 
  • Bourret,R. 1937. Notes herpétologiques sur l’indochine française. XV. Lézards et serpents reçu au laboratoire des Sciences Naturelles de l’Université au cours de l’année 1937. Descriptions de deux espèces et de deux variétés nouvelles. Bulletin Générale de l’Instruction Publique 5. Gouvernement Généneral de l’Indochine, pp. 57-82
  • 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
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Pyron, R.A. & Wallach, V. 2014. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa 3829 (1): 001–081 - get paper here
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