Family: Typhlopidae (blind snakes)

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This family is represented by three genera in southern Africa.

Genera native to southern Africa

Rhinotyphlops

Represented by four species in southern Africa.

Rhinotyphlops schlegelii (Schlegel's beaked blind snake)

Typhlops

This genus is represented by three species in southern Africa.

 

Genera naturalised in southern Africa

Ramphotyphlops

One species: Ramphotyphlops braminus (Flowerpot snake)

 

 


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