Habitat

The little information that is available about the natural history of early blindsnakes suggests that these serpents utilize a wide range of macrohabitats. They have been collected in hot, humid rainforests, dry forests, pasturelands, and even rocky, mountainous regions. However, throughout these many macrohabitats, they apparently inhabit a relatively narrow range of microhabitats. They are most commonly encountered in soil, often during the course of digging operations, or hidden beneath logs, stones, or forest debris. It is not known to what depths they may retreat beneath the ground, but one species (T. ayarzaguenai) was unearthed by an excavator from a depth of about 1.6 ft (0.5 m) in Venezuela. Although there have been no reports of arboreality for anomalepidids, it is likely that they also occasionally climb trees, as this behavior has been noted in numerous species of leptotyphlopid and typhlopid blindsnakes.

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