Taxonomic Notes: Dixon and Vaughan () examined morphological variation in individuals of Mexican and US Leptotyphlops allied with L. dulcis and. Digital Morphology account of the Texas blind snake, Leptotyphlops dulcis, featuring CT-generated animations of the skull and expert. The Texas blind snake, Leptotyphlops dulcis, is common in the Texas landscape, often being found underneath logs or rocks in the yard or garden. They occur.

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New Mexico Blindsnake (Leptotyphlops dulcis dissectus)

The left testis usually has fewer lobes than the right testis, usually four to six lobes. Texas blind snakes are slow moving, xulcis about 1.

They communicate both interspecifically, as well as intraspecifically, through the use leptotyphlopw attractant and deterrent pheromones. British Museum Natural HistoryLondon. A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest.

ADW: Leptotyphlops dulcis: INFORMATION

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Journal of the Egyptian German Society of Zoology 5: Texas blind snakes are secretive and difficult to observe because of their fossorial habits.


It appears not to be segmented. Leptotyphlopz implantation and replacement in squamates, with special reference to mosasaur lizards and snakes.

The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: Domestic cats also prey on these snakes. Length ranges from 10 to 30 cm. Harrison on 31 May An annotated checklist and key to the snakes of Mexico. Texas blind snakes are known for foraging amidst colonies of army ants Neiv amyrmex nigrescens. vulcis

Washington, District of Columbia: Morphology of the lower jaw and suspensorium in the Texas blindsnake, Leptotyphlops dulcis Scolecophidia: Hatching occurs in the fall, late August to September, with roughly 7 cm pink hatchlings emerging.

Downloaded on 25 July Once they enter these colonies, they go into a feeding frenzy and quickly gorge themselves, often eating hundreds of prey items in a single meal. Salt limits the ability of plants to take up water through their roots. Prey transport mechanisms in blindsnakes and the evolution of unilateral feeding systems in snakes.

Montgomery and Stephen Dulcus.

Southwestern Naturalist 11 1: Elenco Sistematico degli Ofidi descriti e disegnati per l’Iconografia Generale. Ernst and Ernst, ; Goldberg, Males possess a single, smooth hemipenis that is not distally forked and the sulcus spermaticus is deeply grooved. The imagery leptottphlops here was generated using the first slices. Accessed December 31, at https: Mesoamerican Herpetology 4 1: In this relationship, the owls experience reduced larval leptotphlops populations in their nests, potentially increasing chick size, and the snakes are not harmed assuming they are able to return to the ground in a reasonable amount of time.


Further studies on the ophidian cranial osteology: As mentioned in the predation section, a commensal relationship has been proposed between Texas blind snakes and eastern screech owls. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

Texas Blind Snake dulcis: Snake species of the world. Texas blind snakes are not blind.

Leptotyphlops dulcis

This article needs additional citations for verification. The specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 5 November along the coronal axis for a total of slices. Leprotyphlops Scan – 0. Additionally, these snakes are attracted to the pheromones that army ant workers secrete.

A Contribution to the Classification of Snakes.