Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Serpentes Family Leptotyphlopidae
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
Number of genera, species
2 genera; 93 species
Not classified by the IUCN
Africa, southwest Asia, southern North America, Central America, the West Indies, and South America
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