First record in midwestern region of the state of São
Paulo, Brazil of Typhlops brongersmianus Vanzolini, 1976
This Blind Snake was found on the road at night 48 km east of Springbok in Cape Province of South Africa. At 283 mm total length it is the largest specimen known of this species.
This blind snake was found during the day under a cow 'patty' in a field 2.5 km south of Filadelfia.
Brahminy Worm Snake
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital campus, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 30th July 2012
Equipment: Nikon D300s with Nikkor AF 28-105mm lens
The Typhlopidae are a superfamily of blind snakes. They are found mostly in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and all mainland Australia and various islands. The rostral scale overhangs the mouth to form a shovel like burrowing structure. They live underground in burrows, and since they have no use for vision, their eyes are mostly vestigial. They have light-detecting black eyespots and teeth occur in the upper jaw. The tail ends with a...