Ramphotyphlops

Ramphotyphlops

Taxobox
name = "Ramphotyphlops"


image_width = 181px
image_caption = Brahminy blindsnake, "R. braminus"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
subphylum = Vertebrata
classis = Reptilia
ordo = Squamata
subordo = Serpentes
familia = Typhlopidae
genus = "Ramphotyphlops"
genus_authority = Fitzinger, 1843
synonyms = * "Typhlina" - Wagler, 1930
* "Ramphotyphlops" - Fitzinger, 1843
* "Pseudotyphlops" - Fitzinger, 1843
* "Pilidion" - A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1844
* "Typhlinalis" - Gray, 1845
* "Typhlira" - Jan, 1861McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).]

:"Common names: long tailed blindsnakes, long-tailed blind snakes,worm snakes.ITIS|ID=174339|taxon="Ramphotyphlops"|year=2007|date=29 August] ""Ramphotyphlops" is a genus of non-venomous blind 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.

Description

Growing to 50-750 mm in length, these snakes come in a variety of colors from light beige, to red, to blackish brown. They are often difficult to identify properly without the aid of optical magnification. Their heads are conical and tapered in with the body of the snake.

Habitat

These snakes can be found in ant and termite nests as well as under fallen leaves and holes in logs.

Feeding

They are believed to feed on earth worms as well as the larvae and eggs of ants and termites.

Reproduction

Thought to be oviparous, although this has only been observed in a few species.

pecies

"*) Not including the nominate subspecies." T) Type species.McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).]

ee also

* List of typhlopid species and subspecies.
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References

External links

*
* [http://lamington.nrsm.uq.edu.au/Documents/Rept/ramphotyphlops.htm "Ramphotyphlops"] at [http://lamington.nrsm.uq.edu.au/ Lamington National Park] . Accessed 29 August 2007.


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