Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ramphotyphlops - The world's smallest snake

Reptilia mania - Ramphotyphlops snake lineatus.
Reptil mania - Ramphotyphlops, The world's smallest snake

Reptil mania - Ramphotyphlops,The world's smallest snake

This is NOT venomous snake, eating worm eggs and burrow into the sand like ....
including the family of primitive snake with eyes and very small scales. blind eye because they live in the sand.

which contrasted with the worm, snake scales, while the worms are not scaly and slimy .... moves like a snake by forming a spiral motion.

Short description from wikipedia
Common names: blindsnakes long tailed, long-tailed blind snakes, worm snakes.

Ramphotyphlops is a genus of non-blind Venomous snakes found in southern and southeast Asia and Australia, with one species inhabiting the Americas, as well as many islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. They occur in a wide variety of habitats. Currently, 49 species are Recognized.
Ramphotyphlops lineatus (Schlegel, 1839)
Original Name: Typhlops lineatus
Synonym: Typhlops lineatus Boie, 1827 (nomen nudum); Typhlops lineatus var. sumatrana Werner, 1896
Type: RMNH 3692a, b from Java, Indonesia
Common Name: Striped Blind Snake
Vernacular Name: Snake worms; Snake iron
Distribution: S. China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Nias, Sumatra, Bangka, Java, Madura, Kalimantan, Sarawak and Sabah

in addition to helping regulate the population of worms from eating worm eggs on the ground, snakes LEAST this world is one of several million exotic wildlife and unique on this earth ...
Ramphotyphlops or Brahminy Blind Snake - non venomous, burrowing snake native to southeast asia. Brahminy Blind snakes are parthenogetic - can spawn young without males
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