genus Leptotyphlops


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Related to genus Leptotyphlops: Leptotyphlops humilis
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Noun1.genus Leptotyphlops - blind snakes of Asia and Africa and Americasgenus Leptotyphlops - blind snakes of Asia and Africa and Americas
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Leptotyphlops humilis, western blind snake - burrows among roots of shrubs and beneath rocks in desert and rocky hillside areas and beach sand of western United States
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An adult threadsnake in the genus Leptotyphlops grows 6 to 8 inches long and a bit thicker than a strand of spaghetti, and it weighs about a gram.
Thus, while the late Pleistocene Tonk Creek mammals indicate a climate cooler and moister than at the present (Pfau 1994), the stability of the paleoherpetofauna suggests it was not cold or moist enough to displace even the decisively southern genus Leptotyphlops. A common explanation for disjunct Pleistocene faunas like the Stonewall fauna has simply been that more equable climatic conditions existed during the time the faunas lived.