name = "Ramphotyphlops"
image_width = 181px
image_caption = Brahminy blindsnake, "R. braminus"
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
genusof non-venomous blind snakes found in southern and southeast Asiaand 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 speciesare recognized.
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.
These snakes can be found in
antand termitenests as well as under fallen leaves and holes in logs.
They are believed to feed on
earth worms as well as the larvaeand eggs of ants and termites.
Thought to be
oviparous, although this has only been observed in a few species.
"*) 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).]
List of typhlopid species and subspecies.
* [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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