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White-headed blind snake

Thai: งูดินหัวขาว, ngu din hua khao

Binomial name: Ramphotyphlops albiceps, George Albert Boulenger, 1898

Ramphotyphlops albiceps is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.

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Scientific classification

Ramphotyphlops albiceps

Common names

  • German: Wiesskopf-Wurmschlange
  • English: White-headed blind snake
  • Thai: งูดินหัวขาว, ngu din hua khao


  • Ramphotyphlops albiceps, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (2015)
  • Ramphotyphlops albiceps, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Indotyphlops albiceps, Stephen Blair Hedges et al. (2014)
  • Typhlops albiceps, Larry Lee Grismer et al. (2010)
  • Ramphotyphlops albiceps, Roy W. McDiarmid, Jonathan A. Campbell & T'Shaka A. Touré (1999)
  • Ramphotyphlops albiceps, Alice Georgie Cruickshank Grandison (1978)
  • Typhlops albiceps, Michael Wilmer Forbes Tweedie (1954)
  • Typhlops albiceps, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Typhlops malaisei, Carl Hialmar Rendahl (1937)
  • Typhlops albiceps, George Albert Boulenger (1898)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of White-headed blind snake, Ramphotyphlops albiceps in Thailand

Range map of Ramphotyphlops albiceps 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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