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Slender blind snake

Thai: งูดินดอยปุย, ngu din Doi Pui

Binomial name: Indotyphlops porrectus, Ferdinand Stoliczka, 1871

Typhlops porrectus is a harmless blind snake species found in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and northern Myanmar. No subspecies are currently recognized.

Geographic range

Found in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and northern Myanmar. The type locality given is "Hurdwár, ... Calcutta, ... foot of the Parisnáth hill (in Western Bengal), ... base base of the Rangnu valley below Darjíling, ... and south of Agra"and eastern India.

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Scientific classification

Indotyphlops porrectus

Common names

  • German: Stoliczkas Blindschlange
  • English:
    • Slender blind snake
    • Slender worm snake
  • Thai: งูดินดอยปุย, ngu din Doi Pui


  • Typhlops porrectus, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (2015)
  • Indotyphlops porrectus, Stephen Blair Hedges et al. (2014)
  • Typhlops porrectus, Roy W. McDiarmid, Jonathan A. Campbell & T'Shaka A. Touré (1999)
  • Typhlops ductuliformes, Khan (1999)
  • Typhlops porrectus, Donald E. Hahn (1980)
  • Typhlops porrecta, Constable (1949)
  • Typhlops porrectus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Typhlops venningi, Frank Wall (1913)
  • Typhlops mackinnoni, Frank Wall (1910)
  • Typhlops porrectus, George Albert Boulenger (1893)
  • Typhlops porrectus, Ferdinand Stoliczka (1871)

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Distribution map of Slender blind snake, Indotyphlops porrectus in Thailand

Range map of Indotyphlops porrectus in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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