- Common names: primitive blind snakes, dawn blind snakes.
The Anomalepididae are a family of nonvenomous snakes found in Central and South America. They are similar to Typhlopidae, except that some species possess a single tooth in the lower jaw. Currently, 4 genera and 15 species are recognized.
These are small snakes, usually less than 30 cm (12 in) in length, with blunt heads and short, blunt tails. They are mainly burrowing snakes and due to their life style their eyes are vestigial.
|Genus||Taxon author||Species||Common name||Geographic range|
|AnomalepisT||Jan, 1860||4||From southern in Central America in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, to northwestern South America in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.|
|Helminthophis||Peters, 1860||3||From southern in Central America in Costa Rica and Panama, to northwestern South America in Colombia and Venezuela. Possibly, one species has been introduced in Mauritius.|
|Liotyphlops||Peters, 1881||7||Central and South America from Costa Rica south to Paraguay.|
|Typhlophis||Fitzinger, 1843||1||Along the Atlantic coast of South America from the Guyanas to Pará in northern Brazil. Also on the island of Trinidad.|
- List of anomalepidid species and subspecies
- Anomalepididae by common name
- Anomalepididae by taxonomic synonyms
- List of snakes, overview of all snake genera.
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