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PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

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FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

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Elapid Snakes

 

Sea Snakes

 

File Snakes

 

Blind Snakes

 

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

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A Listing of Australian Blind Snakes

SERPENTES (SNAKES)
Family Typhlopidae (Blind Snakes)

PYGMY PYTHON or ANT HILL PYTHON Antaresia perthensis


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Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Small-headed  Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) affinis

NSW, Qld

*Southern Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) australis (see R. bicolor)

WA

Batillus Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) batillus

NSW

Dark Spined Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) bicolor (Split from R. 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

NSW, NT, Qld, SA,

Centralian Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) centralis

NT

Cape York Striped Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) chamodracaena

Qld

Northern Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) diversus

NT, Qld, WA

Interior Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) endoterus

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Long-beaked Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) grypus

NT, Qld, WA

Top End Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) guentheri

NT, WA

Pale-headed Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) hamatus

WA

Kimberly Deep-soil Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) howi

WA

Kimberley Shallow-soil Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) kimberley

WA

*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

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) longissimus

(Barrow Island) WA

Buff-snouted  Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) margaretae

WA

Small-eyed Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) micromma

WA

Groote Dwarf Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) minimus

NT(Groote Island)

*Blackish Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) nigrescens

NSW, Qld, Vic

*Blunt-snouted Blind Snake

Anilios obtusifrons (split from Anilios leptosoma)

WA

Rotund Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) pinguis

SA, Vic, WA

*North-eastern Blind Snake

Anilios torresianus (split from what is now called Sundatyphlops polygrammicus an overseas species)

North-eastern Qld

Proximus Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) proximus

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Cooloola Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) silvia

Qld

Sharp-snouted Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) splendidus 

WA

*Cooloola Blind Snake

Anilios systenos (split from A. leptosoma)

WA

North-eastern Blind Snake

Anilios torresianus (= A. polygrammicus )

Qld

Darwin Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) tovelli

NT

Sandamara Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) troglodytes

WA

Claw-snouted Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) unguirostris

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Beaked Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) waitii

WA

Brown-snouted Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) wiedii

QLD

Yampi Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) yampiensis

WA

Yirrkala Blind Snake

Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) yirrikalae

NT

Flowerpot Blind Snake or Brahminy blind snake

Indotyphlops (was Ramphotyphlops) braminus

CI,CKI, NT, (Introduced to Australia) S.E. Asia , Pacific Islands

Christmas Island Blind Snake

Ramphotyphlops exocoeti

CI

DISTRIBUTION KEY
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CI = Christmas Island

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

NI = Norfolk Island

LHI = Lord Howe Island

ACT = Australian Capital Territory



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