Taxonomic Notes: Dixon and Vaughan () examined morphological variation in individuals of Mexican and US Leptotyphlops allied with L. dulcis and. Digital Morphology account of the Texas blind snake, Leptotyphlops dulcis, featuring CT-generated animations of the skull and expert. The Texas blind snake, Leptotyphlops dulcis, is common in the Texas landscape, often being found underneath logs or rocks in the yard or garden. They occur.

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New Mexico Blindsnake (Leptotyphlops dulcis dissectus)

Ernst and Ernst, Key Behaviors fossorial nocturnal sedentary hibernation aestivation solitary Home Range There is no information on home range size in Texas blind snakes. Prey transport mechanisms in blindsnakes and the evolution of unilateral feeding systems in snakes. Males follow female pheromone trails to find mates. Like other blindsnakes anomalepidids dklcis typhlopidsleptotyphlopids have highly reduced eyes, a cylindrical body, smooth, uniformly sized body scales, a small, ventrally placed mouth, and a short tail bearing a sharp apical spine.

Plant species that are prevalent in preferred habitat include yucca, cacti, and thornbush. A Guide to Field Identification.


Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: It is often found after spring rains and mistaken for an earthworm. Domestic cats also prey on these snakes.

A trinomial authority in parentheses indicates that the subspecies was originally described in a genus other than Rena. In fact, they are involved in an unusual, potentially commensalist relationship, in leprotyphlops live Texas blind snakes have been observed in the nests of screech owls. Warmer climates correlate to longer emergence periods ranging from May to October in this species.

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Hatching occurs in the fall, late August to September, with roughly 7 cm leptotyphlope hatchlings emerging. In the Dilcis States, L. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society Retrieved from ” https: Rena dulcis Texas threadsnake. The imagery presented here was generated using the first slices. Jessie Maisano Publication Date: Bulletin of the American Leptotyphlosp of Natural History Because Texas blind snakes live largely underground, little information is available regarding their reproductive behavior.

Texas Blind Snake dulcis: Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum Nat. Watkins II, et al. Texas blind snakes sometimes follow earthworm trails, a behavior which is assumed to be linked to its lack of lpetotyphlops digging modifications prevalent in other fossorial reptiles, as this snake does not eat earthworms.


ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. American Museum Novitates Ernst and Ernst, ; Goldberg, Males possess a single, smooth hemipenis that is not distally forked and the sulcus spermaticus is deeply grooved.

Common names for R. Great Basin Naturalist 45 4: Leptotyphlops weyrauchi y Leptotyphlops albipuncta. Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. The lower jaw and the hyoid apparatus.

Range number of offspring 1 to 6 Average number of offspring 4 Texas blind snakes nest in cracks in the earth, roughly 0. Once they enter these colonies, they go into a feeding frenzy and quickly gorge themselves, often eating hundreds of prey items in a single meal.

Ldptotyphlops dulcis has no teeth on the maxilla, only on the anterior half of the lower jaw. On a new Glauconia from Mexico. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.