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Species of Thailand

Indochinese blind snake

In Thai: งูดินใหญ่อินโดจีน, ngu din yai Indo Chin

Binomial name: Argyrophis diardii, Hermann Schlegel, 1839

Typhlops diardii is a harmless blind snake species found mainly in Southeast Asia. No subspecies are currently recognized.

Etymology

The specific name, diardii, is in honor of French naturalist Pierre-Médard Diard.

Geographic range

T. diardii is found in India (Jalpaiguri-West Bengal, as far west as Dun Valley in Assam), Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Malay Peninsula, Nias Island, Sumatra, Web Island (off northwest Sumatra), Bangka, and Borneo.

The type locality given is "Cochinchina Vietnam". Saint Girons (1972:32) described it as "Cochinchina sans certitude Vietnam without certainty", and Hahn (1980:56) as "East Indies".

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Subphylum
Vertebrata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Serpentes
Family
Typhlopidae
Genus
Argyrophis
Species
Argyrophis diardii

Common names

  • German: Diards Blindschlange
  • English: Diard’s blindsnake
  • Thai: งูดินใหญ่อินโดจีน, ngu din yai Indo Chin

Subspecies

  • Argyrophis diardii diardii, Hermann Schlegel, 1839

  • Argyrophis diardii platyventris, Khan, 1998

Synonyms

  • Typhlops diardii, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (2015)
  • Argyrophis diardii, Robert Alexander Pyron & Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach (2014)
  • Asiatyphlops diardii, Stephen Blair Hedges et al. (2014)
  • Typhlops diardii, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Typhlops diardii, Roy W. McDiarmid, Jonathan A. Campbell & T'Shaka A. Touré (1999)
  • Typhlops diardii, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Typhlops diardi, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Typhlops labialis, Edgar Ravenswood Waite (1918)
  • Typhlops cinereus, Frank Wall (1909)
  • Typhlops tephrosoma, Frank Wall (1908)
  • Typhlops diardi, George Albert Boulenger (1893)
  • Typhlops barmanus, Ferdinand Stoliczka (1872)
  • Typhlops diardii, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Typhlops striolatus, Wilhelm Karl Hartwich Peters (1861)
  • Argyrophis horsfieldii, John Edward Gray (1845)
  • Typhlops diardii, André Marie Constant Duméril & Gabriel Bibron (1844)
  • Typhlops diardii, Hermann Schlegel (1839)

Photos

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Range Map

Distribution map of Indochinese blind snake, Argyrophis diardii in Thailand
Range map of Argyrophis diardii in Thailand