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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: Leptotyphlopidae
Genus: Tricheilostoma
Species (5): T. bicolor – T. broadleyi – T. greenwelli – T. jani – T. kongoensis – T. sundewalli

Tricheilostoma Jan, 1860

Type species: Stenosoma bicolor Jan, 1860, by subsequent designation by Hedges (2011: 63).

Guinea Hedges, Adalsteinsson & Branch in Adalsteinsson et al., 2009 [junior homonym]

Primary references

Jan, G. 1860. Stenostoma (Tricheilostoma) bicolor. In: Jan, G. & Sordelli, F. (Eds.) Iconographie Générale des Ophidiens. Georges Jan and Ferdinand Sordelli: Milan.

Additional references

Adalsteinsson, S.A., Branch, W.R., Trape, S., Vitt, L.J. & Hedges, S.B. 2009. Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of snakes of the Family Leptotyphlopidae (Reptilia, Squamata). Zootaxa 2244: 1–50. Abstract & excerpt. Reference page.
Hedges, S.B. 2011. The type species of the threadsnake genus Tricheilostoma Jan revisited (Squamata, Leptotyphlopidae). Zootaxa, 3027: 63–64. Preview PDF
Trape, J.-F. 2019. Scolecophidiens (Squamata : Ophidia) nouveaux d’Afrique centrale (In French). Bulletin de la Société Herpétologique de France 169: 27–44. Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Tricheilostoma . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 25 April 2019.

Tricheilostoma is a genus of snakes in the family Leptotyphlopidae. All of the species were previously placed in the genus Leptotyphlops.

The genus contains the following species:[1]

Tricheilostoma bicolor, two-colored blind snake
Tricheilostoma broadleyi
Tricheilostoma dissimilis, Sudan blind snake
Tricheilostoma greenwelli
Tricheilostoma kongoensis
Tricheilostoma sundewalli, Sundevall's worm snake


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