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The Top End blind snake (Anilios guentheri ) is a species of snake in the family Typhlopidae.[3][4] The species is endemic to Australia.[2][4]

Top End blind snake
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Anilios
A. guentheri
Binomial name
Anilios guentheri
(W. Peters, 1865)[2]
  • Typhlops (Onychocephalus) güntheri
    W. Peters, 1865
  • Typhlops guentheri
    Boulenger, 1893
  • Ramphotyphlops guentheri
    Robb, 1966
  • Typhlina guentheri
    McDowell, 1974
  • Austrotyphlops guentheri
    Wallach, 2006
  • Anilios guentheri
    Hedges et al., 2014



The specific name, guentheri, is in honor of German-born British herpetologist Albert Günther.[5]

Geographic rangeEdit

In Australia, A. guentheri is found in the state of Western Australia and in Northern Territory.[2]


  1. ^ Shea G, Ellis R (2017). "Anilios guentheri ". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T102839125A102839150. Downloaded on 06 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Anilios guentheri ". The Reptile Database.
  3. ^ 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).
  4. ^ a b "Ramphotyphlops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 August 2007.
  5. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Ramphotyphlops guentheri, pp. 110-111).

Further readingEdit

  • 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 guentheri, new combination, p. 20).
  • Hedges SB, Marion AB, Lipp KM, Marin J, Vidal N (2014). "A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata)". Caribbean Herpetology (49): 1-61. (Anilios guentheri, new combination).
  • Peters W (1865). "Einen ferneren Nachtrag zu seiner Abhandlung über Typhlopina". Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1865: 259-263 + one unnumbered plate. ["Typhlops (Onycocephalus) Güntheri ", new species, pp. 259–161 + figures 1, 1a, 1b, 1c]. (in German).
  • Robb J (1966). "The Generic Status of Australasian Typhlopids (Reptilia: Squamata)". Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Thirteenth Series 9: 675-679. (Rhamphotyphlops guentheri, new combination, p. 676).