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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis: Sarcopterygii
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: Gerrhopilus andamanensis

Gerrhopilus andamanensis (Stoliczka, 1871)

Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Gerrhopilus andamanensis. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 5 October 2021.

Vernacular names
English: Andaman Worm Snake

The Andaman worm snake (Gerrhopilus andamanensis) is a species of harmless blind snake in the family Gerrhopilidae. The species is endemic to the Andaman Islands. No subspecies are currently recognized.[3][2]
Geographic range

It is found in the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. The type locality given is "Andaman Islands".[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).
Gerrhopilus andamanensis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 8 June 2016.

"Typhlops andamanensis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 1 September 2007.

Further reading

Boulenger GA (1893). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume I., Containing the Families Typhlopidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 448 pp. + Plates I-XXVIII. (Typhlops andamanensis, p. 52).
Stoliczka F (1871). "Notes on some Indian and Burmese Ophidians". J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal, Calcutta 40: 421–445. (Typhlops andamanensis, new species, pp. 428–429 + Plate XXV, figures 9–12).
Vidal N, Marin J, Morini M, Donnellan S, Branch WR, Thomas R, Vences M, Wynn A, Cruaud C, Hedges SB (2010). "Blindsnake evolutionary tree reveals long history on Gondwana". Biology Letters 6: 558–561. (Gerrhopilus andamanensis, new combination).


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