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BRONGERSMA´S BLIND SNAKE Typhlops brongersmianus
Blind Snakes are notoriously difficult to identify, being variable in colour - the identity of the species usually depending on subtle differences in the scale patternation of the head. As their name suggests they lead a subterranean existence and are completely blind. Fortunately this is the only species of Typhlops within its range! Specimens are rarely encountered, but sometimes surface following heavy rains.
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FIGURE 1 - (FPREP174PH) Adult, Estancia Kanguery, PN San Rafael (Silvia Centrón undated).
FIGURE 2 - (FPREP519PH) Adult found dead, Laguna Blanca, Departamento San Pedro (Paul Smith January 2011).
FIGURE 3 - (FPREP520PH) Same individual dorsal head (Paul Smith January 2011).
FIGURE 4 - (FPREP521PH) Same individual lateral head (Paul Smith January 2011).
FIGURE 5 - (FPREP522PH) Same individual tail spine (Paul Smith January 2011).
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