Senin, 25 Mei 2015

Common names: large shield snake.

Pseudotyphlops is a monotypic genus in the family Uropeltidae, containing the snake species Pseudotyphlops philippinus, which is endemic to the island of Sri Lanka. No subspecies are currently recognized.

Geographic range

It is found in Sri Lanka in central and southern Uva and Sabaragamuwa Provinces. Vertical range is from near sea level to 900 m elevation.

The type locality given is "Philippinschen Inseln": in error, according to M.A. Smith (1943).


Pseudotyphlops is also mentioned in the synonymy of Ramphotyphlops, a genus of blind snakes, but then as a name proposed by Fitzinger in 1843. However, at the time this name was already preoccupied by Schlegel's Pseudo-typhlops (1839).

See also

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  • List of uropeltid species and subspecies
  • Uropeltidae by common name
  • Uropeltidae by taxonomic synonyms


External links

  • Pseudotyphlops philippinus at the Reptile Database. Accessed 30 August 2007.

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