|Abstract||In a collection of reptiles from the Dutch colonies, given to me for identification by Mr. L. Dollo of the Zoological Museum at Brussels, I found two specimens of a Typhlops from Batavia, very much agreeing with Boulenger’s description of T. polygrammicus Schl., but in some points differing from our typical specimen from Timor.|
The snout is depressed, rounded and strongly projecting, nostrils just visible from below. Rostral about 1/3 the width of the head, nearly extending to the level of the eyes, the portion visible from below a little more long than broad, nasal incompletely divided, the cleft extending from the second labial to the surface of the snout; praeocular present, in both specimens as broad as the nasal, in specimen a broader, in specimen b narrower than the ocular, in contact with the 2nd and 3rd labial. Four upper labials. Diameter of the body 40 to 42 times in the total length. Tail in specimen a 1 2/3 as long as broad, in specimen b only a little longer than broad, ending in a spine. 22 scales round the body. Specimen a measures 365 mm., specimen b only 340 mm.