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Typhlopidae

Typhlopidae (blind snakes; order Squamata, suborder Serpentes) A family of primitive burrowing snakes that have a small, rigid skull with teeth only on the upper jaw. The eyes lie beneath scales. The body is worm-like, with a short tail, often ending in a spine. A rudimentary pelvis is present. The scales are small (not enlarged ventrally). There are about 200 species, found in the Old and New Worlds, and Australia.

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blind snakes

blind snakes See TYPHLOPIDAE.

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