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Nathan J. Kley, PhD

Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Serpentes Family Typhlopidae

Thumbnail description

Small to medium-sized fossorial snakes with smooth, uniformly sized body scales; highly reduced eyes; small, ventrally placed mouth; variably shaped snout; and short tail bearing a sharp terminal spine


Number of genera, species

6 genera; 214 species



Conservation status

Endangered: 1 species; Vulnerable: 1 species

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