Grypotyphlops acutus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Typhlopoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Typhlopoidea

Familia: Typhlopidae
Subfamilia: Afrotyphlopinae
Genus: Grypotyphlops
Species: Grypotyphlops acutus

Name[edit]

Holotype: "collections zoologiques reunies au fort Pitt, a Chatham" [lost fide Hahn (1980: 49)]

Neotype: UF 19902. [designated by Wallach (1994: 214)]

Type locality: “inconnue”, redesigned by neotype designation to “Kanheri Caves at the base of the Kanheri Hills, Kanheri National Park, 5 mi. E Borivli and ca. 20 mi. NNE Bombay, north-central Salsette Island, western Maharashtra State, west-central India, elevation ca. 180m, 19°14'N, 72°51'E”, by Wallach (1994: 214).

Combinations[edit]

  • Onychocephalus acutus Duméril & Bibron, 1844: 333 [original combination]
  • Grypotyphlops acutusPeters, 1881: 70 [subsequent combination]
  • Typhlops acutusBoulenger, 1890: 241 [subsequent combination]

Synonyms[edit]

Holotype: ZMUC R-52183.

Type locality: “India Orientali.”

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Beaked Worm Snake