Slender blindsnakes

(Leptotyphlopidae)

Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Serpentes Family Leptotyphlopidae

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Small, slender, fossorial snakes with smooth, uniformly sized body scales, highly reduced eyes, a small, ventrally placed mouth, rounded or hook-shaped snout, and short tail bearing a sharp terminal spine

Size

Number of genera, species

2 genera; 93 species

Habitat

Soil

Conservation status

Not classified by the IUCN

Distribution

Africa, southwest Asia, southern North America, Central America, the West Indies, and South America

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