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Ramphotyphlops
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Common names: long-tailed blindsnakes, long-tailed blind snakes, worm snakes.[2]

Ramphotyphlops is a genus of nonvenomous blind snakes found in southern and southeast Asia, as well as many islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. They occur in a wide variety of habitats. Currently, 21 species are recognized.[2]

Description

Growing to 50–750 mm ( 2–30 in) in length, these snakes occur 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 into their bodies.

These snakes can be found in ant and termite nests, as well as under fallen leaves and in holes in logs. They are believed to feed on earthworms, as well as the larvae and eggs of ants and termites. They are thought to be oviparous, although this has only been observed in a few species.

Species

Species[2] Taxon author *[2] Subsp.**[2] Common name Geographic range[1] R. acuticaudus (W. Peters, 1877) 0 Palau Island blind snake R. adocetus Wynn, Reynolds, Buden, Falanruw & Lynch, 2012 0 R. angusticeps (W. Peters, 1877) 0 Arboreal blind snake R. becki (Tanner, 1948) 0 Beck’s blind snake R. bipartitus (Sauvage, 1879) 0 Southern New Guinea blind snake R. conradi (Peters, 1875) 0 Conrad's worm snake R. cumingii (Gray, 1845) 0 Cuming's blind snake R. depressus (W. Peters, 1880) 0 Melanesia blind snake R. exocoeti (Boulenger, 1887) 0 Christmas Island blind snake R. flaviventer (W. Peters, 1864) 0 Yellow-bellied blind snake R. hatmaliyeb Wynn, Reynolds, Buden, Falanruw, & Lynch, 2012 0 R. lineatus (Schlegel, 1839) 0 Striped blind snake, striped worm snake, lined blind snake R. lorenzi (F. Werner, 1909) 0 Lorenz's blind snake R. mansuetus (Barbour, 1921) 0 Small-headed blind snake R. marxi (Wallach, 1993) 0 Marx's worm snake R. multilineatusT (Schlegel, 1839) 0 Hook-nosed blind snake R. olivaceus (Gray, 1845) 0 Olive blind snake R. similis (Brongersma, 1934) 0 Manukwari blind snake R. suluensis Taylor, 1918 0 R. supranasalis (Brongersma, 1934) 0 Salawati blind snake R. willeyi (Boulenger, 1900) 0 Loyalty Islands blind snake

*) A taxon author in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Ramphotyphlops.
**) Not including the nominate subspecies.
T) Type species.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré TA (1999). Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ a b c d e "Ramphotyphlops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 August 2007.

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Ramphotyphlops: Brief Summary
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Common names: long-tailed blindsnakes, long-tailed blind snakes, worm snakes.

Ramphotyphlops is a genus of nonvenomous blind snakes found in southern and southeast Asia, as well as many islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. They occur in a wide variety of habitats. Currently, 21 species are recognized.

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