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AUSTRALIAN BLIND SNAKES - SPECIES LISTING

SERPENTES (SNAKES)
Family Typhlopidae (Blind Snakes)


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COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (EXTERNAL LINK)

Distribution

Small-headed  Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) affinis

NSW, Qld

*Sand-diving Blind Snake

Anilios ammodytes (was Ramphotyphlops diversus ammodytes)

WA

No-spined Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) aspina

Qld

* Southern Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) australis (see Anilios bicolor)

WA

Batillus Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops batillus

NSW

Dark Spined Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) bicolor (Split from Anilios australis)

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

Prong-snouted Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) bituberculatus

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Faint-striped Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) broomi

North-eastern Qld

Centralian Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) centralis

SA, NT

Cape York Striped Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) chamodracaena

Qld

*Northern Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) diversus (see also Anilios ammodytes)

NT, Qld, WA

Interior Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) endoterus

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

*Miner Blind Snake

Anilios  fossor

NT
(Ruby Gap Nature Park)

Gane's Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) ganei

WA

Long-beaked Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) grypus

SA, NT, Qld, WA

Top End Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) guentheri
(= Anilios nigricaudus)

NT, WA

Pale-headed Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) hamatus

WA

Kimberly Deep-soil Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) howi

WA

*Fassifern Blind Snake

Anilios insperatus

Qld (Fassifern Valley)

Kimberley Shallow-soil Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) kimberleyensis

WA, NT

*Murchison Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) leptosoma (see A. systenos and A. obtisifrons)

WA

Cape York Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) leucoproctus

Qld

Robust Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) ligatus

NSW, NT, Qld, WA

*Barrow Island Blind Snake
(or Extremely Long Blind Snake)

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) longissimus

(Barrow Island) WA

Buff-snouted  Blind Snake

(was Ramphotyphlops) margaretae

SA, WA

Small-eyed Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) micromma

WA

Groote Dwarf Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) minimus

NT(Groote Island)

Thread-like Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) nema

NT (Darwin Area)

* Blackish Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) nigrescens

NSW, ACT, Qld, Vic

*Blunt-snouted Blind Snake

Anilios obtusifrons (split from Anilios leptosoma)

WA

Pilbara Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) pilbarensis

WA (Pilbara region)

Rotund Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) pinguis

South-western WA

Proximus Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) proximus

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Roberts' Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) robertsi 

Qld

Cooloola Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) silvia

Qld

Splendid Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) splendidus 

WA

*Sharp-snouted Blind Snake

Anilios systenos (split from A. leptosoma)

WA

*North-eastern Blind Snake

Anilios torresianus (split from what is now called Sundatyphlops (was Anilios) polygrammicus which is an overseas species) (STATUS UNCERTAIN)

North-eastern Qld

Darwin Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) tovelli

NT

Sandamara Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) troglodytes

North-eastern WA

Claw-snouted Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) unguirostris

NT, Qld, WA

Beaked Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) waitii

WA

Brown-snouted Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) wiedii

QLD, NSW

Yampi Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) yampiensis

WA

Yirrkala Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) yirrikalae

NT

West Kimberley Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) zonula 

WA

Flowerpot Blind Snake or Brahminy Blind Snake

Indotyphlops (was Ramphotyphlops) braminus

NT, Qld, WA, CI, CKI (Introduced to Australia)

S.E. Asia, Pacific Islands

Christmas Island Blind Snake

Ramphotyphlops exocoeti

CI

DISTRIBUTION KEY
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CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

Qld = Queensland

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

ACT = Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)


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ELAPID SPECIES LISTS BY STATE OR TERRITORY

Blind Snakes of Australia

South Australian Blind Snakes

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops NSW

Qld BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

BLIND SNAKES OF NORTHERN TERRITORY

BLIND SNAKES OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Blind Snakes of Victoria

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

Blind Snakes of
Australia

Blind Snakes of SA

Blind Snakes
of NSW

Blind Snakes
of Qld

Blind
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Blind
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Blind Snakes
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Blind Snakes
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REPTILE SPECIES LISTS BY STATE OR TERRITORY

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