Genus: Leptotyphlops (worm or thread snakes)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Deuterostomia > Chordata > Craniata > Vertebrata (vertebrates)  > Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates) > Teleostomi (teleost fish) > Osteichthyes (bony fish) > Class: Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish) > Stegocephalia (terrestrial vertebrates) > Tetrapoda (four-legged vertebrates) > Reptiliomorpha > Amniota > Reptilia (reptiles) > Romeriida > Diapsida > Lepidosauromorpha > Lepidosauria > Squamata > Serpentes (snakes) > Family: Leptotyphlopidae

One hundred and six species, of which twelve are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

Leptotyphlops longicaudus (Long-tailed worm snake)

 

 

Leptotyphlops nigricans (Cape worm snake)

 

 

Leptotyphlops gracilior (Slender worm snake)

 

 

Leptotyphlops scutifrons (Peter's worm snake)

 

 

Leptotyphlops incognitus (Incognito worm snake)

 

 

Leptotyphlops telloi (Tello's worm snake)

 

 

Leptotyphlops distanti (Distant's worm snake)

 

 

Leptotyphlops sylvicolus (Southern forest worm snake)

 

 

Leptotyphlops occidentalis (Namaqua worm snake)

 

 

Leptotyphlops labialis (Damara worm snake)

 

 

Leptotyphlops pungwensis (Pungwe worm snake)

 

 

Leptotyphlops jacobseni (Jacobsen's worm snake)

 

 
 

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