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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Digimorph – Leptotyphlops dulcis (Texas Blind Snake)

Often these snakes will move in a concertina or lateral undulatory motion until they encounter those trails, at which time they perform a combination of touching the external nares to the trail, pausing for up to a minute, and flicking the tongue rapidly. A subspecies of the Texas blind snake Leptotyphlops dulcis without supraoculars.

Ernst and Ernst, ; Goldberg, Austin State University – get paper here. Texas Journal of Science 4 2: Amphibians and reptiles of Texas, second edition.

The braincase of Typhlops and Leptotyphlops Reptilia: Journal of the Egyptian German Leptotyphkops of Zoology 5: All but one of the approximately 93 species of Leptotyphlopidae are contained within the genus Leptotyphlops.


A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of leptotypblops intermediate between grassland and forest. They are 4 to 5 mm in diameter, have small, uniform, smooth scales, blunt heads, and reduced eyes. See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. Males follow female pheromone trails to find mates.

Leptotyphlops dulcis

While the testicular cycle has not been determined, it is probably similar to that of Leptotyphlops humilis. Ernst and Ernst, ; Smith, et al. New locality records for amphibians and reptiles in Texas. The family Leptotyphlopidaewhich includes Texas blind snakes, however, possess a much different mechanism of prey-consumption modes. Leptotyphlos sometimes use their tail to lever themselves forward.

Ernst and Ernst, Texas blind snakes are fossorial.

Plant species that are prevalent in preferred habitat include yucca, cacti, and thornbush. In the United States, L. Pheromone-trail following studies of typhlopid, leptotyphlopid, and colubrid snakes. Additionally, although raiding army ant colonies do not appear to prey on Texas blind snakes, they are lepyotyphlops danger to blind snakes if they detect it amongst their ranks.

Each x pixel slice is 0. The mating period occurs from late March to June in Texas. Domestic cats also prey on these snakes.


New Mexico Blindsnake (Leptotyphlops dulcis dissectus)

Rena dulcis Baird and Girard, The species is endemic to the Southwestern United States and adjacent northern Mexico. In the USA it occurs in southwestern Kansaswestern Oklahoma including the panhandle, central and southern Texaswest through southern New Mexico to southeastern Arizona.

Finally, the secretions serve as intraspecific signals as well, in that other blind snakes of both sexes are attracted to them. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

A Contribution to the Classification of Snakes. An annotated checklist and key to the snakes of Mexico.

In dune areas vegetation is also sparse and conditions are dry. The skull of the Egyptian blind snake Leptotyphlops cairi Family Leptotyphlopidae. Houghton Mifflin, Boston Stejneger, L. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History