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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: Rhinotyphlops
Species (7): R. ataeniatus – R. boylei – R. lalandei – R. leucocephalus – R. schinzi – R. scortecci – R. unitaeniatus

Rhinotyphlops Fitzinger, 1843: 24

Type species: Typhlops lalandei Schlegel, 1839, by original designation.

Primary references

Fitzinger, L. 1843. Systema Reptilium. Fasciculus primus. Amblyglossae. Braumüller et Seidel: Wien. vi + 106 pp. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

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. Full article (PDF). Reference page.
Pyron, R.A. & Wallach, V. 2014. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa 3829(1): 1–81. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3829.1.1 Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Rhinotyphlops . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 3 January 2019.

Rhinotyphlops is a genus of blind snakes in the family Typhlopidae. The genus is found in Africa, the Middle East, and India.[1][2] Some species formerly assigned to the genus Rhinotyphlops have been moved to the genera Afrotyphlops and Letheobia.

Species[2] Taxon author[2] Subsp.*[2] Common name
R. ataeniatus (Boulenger, 1912) 0
R. boylei (FitzSimons, 1932) 0 Boyle's beaked blind snake[3]
R. lalandeiT (Schlegel, 1839) 0 Delalande's beaked blind snake[3]
R. leucocephalus (Parker, 1930) 0
R. schinzi (Boettger, 1887) 0 Schinz's beaked blind snake[3]
R. scorteccii (Gans & Laurent, 1965) 0 Scortecci's blind snake[4]
R. unitaeniatus (W. Peters, 1878) 0

*) Not including the nominate subspecies.
T) Type species.[1]

McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré TA (1999). Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
"Rhinotyphlops ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 August 2007.
Branch, Bill (2004). Field Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Third Revised edition, Second impression. Sanibel Island, Florida: Ralph Curtis Books. 399 pp. ISBN 0-88359-042-5. (Rhinotyphlops, pp. 53-54).
"Rhinotyphlops scorteccii ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.


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