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Leptotyphlopidae (slender blind snakes, thread snakes; order Squamata, suborder Serpentes) A family of snakes which are similar in appearance and habits to the Typhlopidae but which have teeth only on the lower jaw and spurs behind the anus (the remnants of hind limbs). There are 40 species, occurring in Africa and tropical America.

slender blind snakes

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slender blind snakes See LEPTOTYPHLOPIDAE.

thread snakes

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thread snakes See LEPTOTYPHLOPIDAE.