Indotyphlops exiguus (Jan, 1864)

Belgaum worm snake 



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Typhlops exiguus Jan, 1864


Conservation Status


Last (and only) record: pre-1865

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient


Distribution & Habitat

Belgaum, Karnataka, India


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Boulenger, G. A. (1893). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.). Taylor and Francis, London.

Hedges, S. Blair, Marion, A. B., Lipp, K. M., Marin, J. and Vidal, N. (2014). A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata). Caribbean Herpetology 49: 1-61.

Martin, Thomas E., Bennett, Gareth C., Fairbairn, Andrew J. and Mooers, A. Ø. (2023). ‘Lost’ taxa and their conservation implications. Animal Conservation 26(1): 14-24. [Appendix S2 (1617 taxa not seen >10 years); Appendix S3 (562 taxa not seen >50 years)]

Smith, M. A. (1943). The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, including the whole of the Indo-Chinese region. Reptilia and Amphibia Vol. III. Serpentes. Taylor and Francis, London.

Srinivasulu, B., Srinivasulu, C. and Ganesan, S. R. (2013). Typhlops exiguus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T172664A1362374. Accessed on 08 March 2024.


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