Typhlops vermicularis

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Typhlops vermicularis
Typhlops vermicularis.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Typhlops
Species: T. vermicularis
Binomial name
Typhlops vermicularis
Merrem, 1820

Typhlops vermicularis, the European blind snake or European worm snake, is a species of snake in the genus Typhlops. Despite its common name, the range of the European blind snake ranges from the Balkan Peninsula, the Aegean Islands, and Cyprus to Afghanistan.[1] The common name refers to how it is the only blindsnake of the genus Typhlops naturally found in Europe. The only other blindsnake found in Europe is the brahminy blindsnake, or "flowerpot snake," Ramphotyphlops braminus, where specimens have been discovered lurking in the soil at the Kew Gardens.[2]

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  1. ^ O'Shea, Mark (2007). Boas and Pythons of the World. New Holland Publishers. p. 68. ISBN 9781845375447. 
  2. ^ O'Shea, Mark (2007). Boas and Pythons of the World. New Holland Publishers. p. 67. ISBN 9781845375447.