Dominican blind snake

Dominican blind snake

Dominican blind snake, Dominican worm snake

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Antillotyphlops dominicanus

The Dominican blind snake or Dominican worm snake (Antillotyphlops dominicanus ) is a species of blind snake that is endemic to the Caribbean island-nation of Dominica, in the Lesser Antilles.

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It is widespread, mainly in coastal xeric woodland and associated cultivated lands, but it is uncommonly seen because of its burrowing habits. It can reach 385 mm long. It has a small, rounded head, and colored brown all over, with a lighter ventral surface.

The Guadeloupe blind snake (A. guadeloupensis ), endemic to Guadeloupe, is sometimes described as a subspecies, A. d. guadeloupensis, with the Dominican population then classified as the nominate subspecies, A. d. dominicanus.

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1. Dominican blind snake Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_blind_snake
2. Dominican blind snake on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/75607267/75608149

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