Sindh threadsnake

Sindh threadsnake

Myriopholis blanfordi, Blanford's worm snake, Sindh thread snake

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Myriopholis blanfordi

Myriopholis blanfordi, also known commonly as Blanford's worm snake and the Sindh thread snake, is a species of harmless blind snake in the family Leptotyphlopidae. The species is native to South Asia and Iran, and possibly further west in the Middle East. There are no recognized subspecies.

Animal name origin

M. blanfordi is named after English naturalist William Thomas Blanford (1832–1905), member of the Geological Survey of India.

Distribution

Geography

M. blanfordi is found in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, southern Iran, and possibly the Arabian Peninsula. The type locality given is "Sind".

Mating Habits

M. blanfordi is oviparous.

References

1. Sindh threadsnake Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sindh_threadsnake

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