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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: Gerrhopilidae
Genus: Gerrhopilus
Species (20): G. addisoni – G. andamanensis – G. ater – G. beddomii – G. bisubocularis – G. ceylonicus – G. depressiceps – G. eurydice – G. floweri – G. fredparkeri – G. hades – G. hedraeus – G. inornatus – G. lestes – G. mcdowelli – G. mirus – G. oligolepis – G. persephone – G. thurstoni – G. tindalli

Gerrhopilus Fitzinger, 1843: 24

Type species: Typhlops ater Schlegel, 1839, by original designation.
Primary references

Fitzinger, L. 1843. Systema Reptilium. Fasciculus Primus. Amblyglossae. Apud Braumüller and Seidel Bibliopolas: Vienna. 106 pp. BHL

Additional references

Vidal, N., Marin, J., Morini, M., Donnellan, S., Branch, W.R., Thomas, R., Vences, M., Wynn, A., Cruadd, C. & Hedges, S.B. 2010. Blindsnake evolutionary tree reveals long history on Gondwana. Biology Letters 6(4): 558–561. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0220 Open access 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.
Kraus, F. 2017. New Species of Blindsnakes (Squamata: Gerrhopilidae) from the offshore islands of Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa 4299(1): 75–94. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4299.1.3 Reference page.

Gerrhopilus is a genus of snakes in the family Gerrhopilidae.

Geographic range

The 23 species of the genus Gerrhopilus are found in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Melanesia.

Gerrhopilus addisoni Kraus, 2017
Gerrhopilus andamanensis (Stoliczka, 1871)
Gerrhopilus ater (Schlegel, 1839)
Gerrhopilus beddomii (Boulenger, 1890)
Gerrhopilus bisubocularis (Boettger, 1893)
Gerrhopilus ceylonicus (M.A. Smith, 1943)
Gerrhopilus depressiceps (Sternfeld, 1913)
Gerrhopilus eurydice Kraus, 2017
Gerrhopilus floweri (Boulenger, 1899)
Gerrhopilus fredparkeri (Wallach, 1996)
Gerrhopilus hades (Kraus, 2005)
Gerrhopilus hedraeus (Savage, 1950)
Gerrhopilus inornatus (Boulenger, 1888)
Gerrhopilus lestes Kraus, 2017
Gerrhopilus manilae (Taylor, 1919)
Gerrhopilus mcdowelli (Wallach, 1996)
Gerrhopilus mirus (Jan, 1860)
Gerrhopilus oligolepis (Wall, 1909)
Gerrhopilus persephone Kraus, 2017[1]
Gerrhopilus sumatranus Wynn, 2021
Gerrhopilus suturalis (Brongersma, 1934)
Gerrhopilus thurstoni (Boettger, 1890)
Gerrhopilus tindalli (M.A. Smith, 1943)

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Gerrhopilus.

Kraus, Fred (2017). "New Species of Blindsnakes (Squamata: Gerrhopilidae) from the offshore islands of Papua New Guinea". Zootaxa 4299 (1): 075-094.


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